N = N0 e^(-at)

where N is the population at time t and N0 the amount at time t = 0. Find the age t , if an initial population of 14C atoms has decayed to 0.1% of its original amount and the decay parameter ï¡a is 1.226 Ã— 10-4 y-1.

Any suggestions/agreement on the answer to this question. Please note that the 'a' is supposed to be an alpha symbol, although an 'a' does the same job.

I have an answer of 56344 years, although I'm doubting this answer as this just about on the borderline of the maximum age for carbon dating.

Thanks in advance.

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