Problem: A sample of F-18 has an initial decay rate of 1.2 x 105/s. Part AHow long does it take for the decay rate to fall to 1.1 x 102/s? (F-18 has a half-life of 1.83 hours.)

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A sample of F-18 has an initial decay rate of 1.2 x 105/s. 

Part A

How long does it take for the decay rate to fall to 1.1 x 102/s? (F-18 has a half-life of 1.83 hours.)

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