The age of a piece of wood from an ancient source is determined by carbon dating. The carbon-14 content of a sample of the wood is found to be one-fourth that of living trees. The half life of carbon-14 is 5730 years. How old is the piece of wood?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 4:51 pm ad1c9bdddf
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