# Question: What is the age of the artifact if the half-life of C-14 is 5730 years?

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An archaeological artifact containing wood had only 80% of the 14C found in a living tree. Estimate the age of the sample. Hence, the age of the sample is 1845 years.

## What does the half-life 5730 years mean?

The Concept of a Half Life C has a half-life of 5,730 years. In other words, after 5,730 years, only half of the original amount of 14C remains in a sample of organic material. After an additional 5,730 years–or 11,460 years total–only a quarter of the 14C remains.

## How many years does carbon 14 undergo 3 half lives?

5730 years The half-life of carbon-14 is 5730 years. 1 half-life there is 50%=12 of the original amount left. 2 half-lives there is 25%=14 of the original amount left. 3 half-lives there is 12.5%=18 of the original amount left.

## How many years does carbon-14 undergo 3 half-lives?

5730 years The half-life of carbon-14 is 5730 years. 1 half-life there is 50%=12 of the original amount left. 2 half-lives there is 25%=14 of the original amount left. 3 half-lives there is 12.5%=18 of the original amount left.

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