Answer to Question #35837 in Electric Circuits for moses
The half-life of a certain radioactive isotope is 32 hours. What fraction of the sample would remain after 16 huors? a. 0.50 b. 0.25 c. 0.62 d. 0.71
The formula for radioactive decay is
N=N0 * (1/2)^(t/tau)
where N0 is initial quantity of isotope and tau is half-life.
so we find
N/N0 = (1/2)^(t/tau) = (1/2)^(1/2) = 0.71
Answer is d. 0.71