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Counting gamma rays

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Homework Statement


A detector is used to count the number of gamma rays from a radioactive source if the number of counts is 10000 in exactly 20 secs then what is the error in counting rate per sec?



Homework Equations

- no idea.



The Attempt at a Solution

- As per our syllabus we had only done Geiger muller counter which gives a dead time & from that we can calculate the error. However that is not given here. SO I got no idea to approach. Please help.

Options given- 5%, 22.4%, 44.7%, 220% (absolute values all).
Question source TIFR GS 2010.
 

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