[SOLVED] Radioactivity and radioactive decay 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Thorium (with half-life T1/2 = 1.913 yr. and atomic mass 228.028715 u) undergoes alpha decay and produces radium (atomic mass 224.020186 u) as a daughter nucleus. (Assume the alpha particle has atomic mass 4.002603 u.) What percent of thorium is left after 266 days? 2. Relevant equations X --> Y + He N=No*(1/2)^n n= t/T(half) T(half)= .693/[tex]\lambda[/tex] 3. The attempt at a solution I found that lambda=4.14x10^-5 hrs^-1 (the problem asks for it in hours, dumb, I know.) I then found the number of half-lives to be 266 days, or 6384 hours divided by 16757.88 hours, to be .381 half-lives. I multiplied this by Thorium's atomic mass to get 36% but this keeps turning up incorrect for my online homework.