Problem: Given that the half-life of  238U is 4.51 x 109 years, determine the age of rock found to contain 2.47 g of 238U and 0.05 g of  206Pb. Enter your answer in scientific notation.(Be sure to report your answer to the correct number of significant figures)

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Given that the half-life of  238U is 4.51 x 109 years, determine the age of rock found to contain 2.47 g of 238U and 0.05 g of  206Pb. 

Enter your answer in scientific notation.

(Be sure to report your answer to the correct number of significant figures)

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