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Given the fact that the likelihood of any given nucleus decaying is the same as for all the others, then the number you actually see decay per unit time is proportional to the number of nuclei present. Carry this further by devising a criterion that should be satisfied if the "thin foil" approximation is to be used. This assumes that the mass of the Al is infinite compared to the mass of the alpha-particle, but this is just meant as an order-of-magnitude estimate. During research projects, physicists conduct tests, document results and analyze the results.

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