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How to do carbon dating problems

But what's interesting is that a small fraction of carbon-14 forms, and then this carbon-14 can then also combine with oxygen to form carbon dioxide.

The half-life of a radioactive isotope describes the amount of time that it takes half of the isotope in a sample to decay.

However, I note that there is no beginning or ending amount given.

How am I supposed to figure out what the decay constant is?

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