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Solution: A sample of rock was found to contain 8.23 mg of rubidium-87 and 0.47 mg of strontium-87.(a) Calculate the age of the rock if the half-life of the decay of rubidium by β emission is 4.7 × 10  10 y.

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A sample of rock was found to contain 8.23 mg of rubidium-87 and 0.47 mg of strontium-87.

(a) Calculate the age of the rock if the half-life of the decay of rubidium by β emission is 4.7 × 10  10 y.