Problem: The usefulness of radiocarbon dating is limited to objects no older than 50,000 yr. What percent of the carbon-14, originally present in a 8.0-g sample, remains after this period of time? The half-ife of carbon-14 is 5.73 x 103 yr.

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The usefulness of radiocarbon dating is limited to objects no older than 50,000 yr. What percent of the carbon-14, originally present in a 8.0-g sample, remains after this period of time? 

The half-ife of carbon-14 is 5.73 x 103 yr.