Erin M.

asked • 09/30/15

Half life problem

If 17% of a radioactive substance decays in 5 hours, what is the half-life of the substance?

1 Expert Answer


Li B. answered • 09/30/15

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Experienced HS Teacher with Expertise in Math and Science

Sephi K.

Im confused wouldn’t it be 83% of the original not 17%


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