Problem: Given specimens uranium-232 (t 1/2 = 68.9 y) and uranium-233 (t 1/2 =  159,200 y) of equal mass, which one would have greater activity and why?

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Given specimens uranium-232 (t 1/2 = 68.9 y) and uranium-233 (t 1/2 =  159,200 y) of equal mass, which one would have greater activity and why?

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