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help! i don't even know where to begin...
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help! i don't even know where to begin with this

does (t) = 5730?
would that make the function look like
C(5730)=Coe^(k*5730) ?
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That's right, C(5730) = Co.e^(5730.t)

Also, because the half-life of carbon-14 is t=5730, you have:

C(5730) = 0.5 * Co

Using these two equations, it is not so hard to find t.
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>>36047
Argh, I mistyped t for k...

That's right, C(5730) = Co.e^(5730.*k*)

Also, because the half-life of carbon-14 is t=5730, you have:

C(5730) = 0.5 * Co

Using these two equations, it is not so hard to find *k*.
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>>36052
thanks!
what is the next step towards finding k?
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>>36105
divide by C_0 and take the logarithm.

[itex]C(5730) = 0.5 C_0 = C_0 e^{5730 k}[/itex]