Problem: The half-lives of different radioisotopes are given in the table below. How long would it take (in minutes) for the amount of lead-196 to decrease from 44.0 mg to 5.50 mg?

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The half-lives of different radioisotopes are given in the table below. How long would it take (in minutes) for the amount of lead-196 to decrease from 44.0 mg to 5.50 mg?


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