Scientists have discovered a new type of metal compound. They have roughly 15 grams of this compound, which has a half-life of 16 hours (it loses half of its mass every 16 hours). Approximately how much of this substance will be left after 48 hours?
1.25 grams will be left after 48 hours.
R ==15 x 2^-(48/16)
R ==15 x 2^-3
R== 1.875 g - what remains of the metal compound after 48 hours.