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The radioactive element carbon- \( 14 \) has a hal...

The radioactive element carbon- \( 14 \) has a half-life of \( 5750 \) years. A scientist determined that the bones from a mastodon had lost \( 51.8 \% \) of their carbon-14. How old were the bones at the time they were discovered? 

The bones were about \( \square \) years old. (Round to the nearest integer as needed.) 

Answer

6054

Solution
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