Micro Life Zone
Asked by pnemonoultramicroscopicsillicovolcanoconiosis to Dustin, James on 24 May 2012.
Keywords: element, halflife
The half-life of a decaying material refers to the amount of time it takes for something to decrease by half its starting condition.
So if you have something with a half-life of 1 day, on day 2, there would be half of what you had on day 1. Then on day 3, you would have half of what you had left on day 2, and so on.
So lets imagine you have 50gms of element X, with a half-life of a year.
Start of year 1 = 50gm
Start of year 2 = 25gm
Start of year 3 = 12.5gm
And so on.
Nicely answered by Dustin while I decided to sleep 🙂
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