Problem: A neutron at rest lives for about 15 minutes before decaying. How long would you measure the liftetime of a neutron to be if it were moving fast enough to triple its mass?

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A neutron at rest lives for about 15 minutes before decaying. How long would you measure the liftetime of a neutron to be if it were moving fast enough to triple its mass?

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