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The question is a paleontologist discovers remains of animals that appear to have died at the onset of the Holocene ice age, between 10000 and 12000 years ago. what range of C^14 to C^12 ratio would the scientist expect to find in the animal remains?

where $\displaystyle r = \frac{\ln 2}{h}$, $h$ = half-life of Carbon-14 = $5730$ years, $m_0$ is of the initial mass of the radioactive substance.

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