Problem: Enter your answer in the provided box.What would be the 14C activity in a 2400-year old wooden object? Assume that the 14C activity of an equal mass of fresh-cut wood is 15.0 disintegration per second. The half-life of carbon-14 is 5,715 years. 

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What would be the 14C activity in a 2400-year old wooden object? Assume that the 14C activity of an equal mass of fresh-cut wood is 15.0 disintegration per second. The half-life of carbon-14 is 5,715 years. 

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