# Sigma Plus Particle,baryon, question

1. Oct 30, 2012

### trot

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A sigma plus,$\sum$+ particle is a baryon

a)How many quarks does sigma plus contain?
b)If one of these particles is an s quark, by what interaction will it decay?
c)Which baryon will it eventually decay into?

b]solution attempt [/b]
Baryons contain 3 quarks
don't know anything about decay of s quarks

Last edited: Oct 30, 2012
2. Oct 30, 2012

### Staff: Mentor

I think you missed part 3, your attempt at a solution.

Do you know what baryons are?
What do you know about the decay of s-quarks?
Which stable baryons do you know?