# 'Radiocarbon dating' is used to find the age of formerly-living things. The halflife of carbon-14 is 5730 years. By how much will the original amount of #""^14C# decrease after 5 halflives?

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After 5 half-lives, the original amount of ^14C will decrease by 96.875%.

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When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

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