Calculating a half-life, the approximate time it takes for the body to remove one-half the active ingredient in a medicine, provides the real-life tie-in to this activity.

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Edited by Erik Tillema, etillema@iupui.edu, who teaches at Indiana University in Indianapolis, and Fred Dillon, dillon314@sbcglobal.net, a math educator from Strongsville, Ohio. Manuscripts should show how math is used to solve a real-life problem, preferably in the context of one's profession, and should be no more than 300 words. Submit manuscripts through http://mtms.msubmit.net.

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Alyssa Hoslar, hoslar@strongnet.org, teaches mathematics at Strongsville High School in Strongsville, Ohio.

(Corresponding author is Hoslar hoslar@strongnet.org)
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