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  • 1. Half-Life Problems 1. How much of a 10.0 gram sample of gallium-68 will be left after 3 complete half-lives? 2. Element 104, Rutherfordium, has a radioactive isotope with a half-life of 65 seconds. If you start with 500 grams of Rf-261, how much will be left after 130 seconds? After 260 seconds? After 650 seconds? 3. Sr-90 has a half-life of 29 years. If there is 100 grams present in a rock, how many grams of Sr-90 will remain after 87 years? 4. Iron-59 is used in medicine to diagnose blood circulation disorders. The half-life of iron-59 is 44.5 days. How much of a 20.0 g sample will remain after 133.5 days? 5. The half-life of As-73 is 80 days. If you begin with 100 grams, a. how long will it take until only 50 grams remain? b. how long until only 12.5 grams is left? 6. A rock contains 200.0 g of Thallium-206. The half-life of Tl-206 is 4.77 minutes. How many grams of Tl-206 will remain after 14.3 minutes have passed?