Half life age dating

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Understand how decay and half life work to enable radiometric dating.

Play a game that tests your ability to match the percentage of the dating element that remains to the age of the object.

In other words, the probability of a radioactive atom decaying within its half-life is 50%.

Nevertheless, when there are many identical atoms decaying (right boxes), the law of large numbers suggests that it is a very good approximation to say that half of the atoms remain after one half-life.

The number at the top is how many half-lives have elapsed.

Note the consequence of the law of large numbers: with more atoms, the overall decay is more regular and more predictable.

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