Logarithms: Radioactive Decay
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Formula: Radioactive Decay Formula
  
Given: There are 18 grams of Oxygen-15.
Oxygen-15 has a half-life of 2 minutes.
  
Find:  Use the formula above to calculate the time it would take for the given mass to degrade down to 0.27 grams. Calculate the solution for 't' to the nearest tenth using logarithms.
  
Solution:   t = minutes