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# The mass of an alpha particle is 4.0026 mass units, and the mass of a beta particle is 0.000548 mass units. How many times larger is the mass of an alpha particle than the mass of a beta particle?

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$\textbf{We are given following data:}$

$m_{\alpha} = 4.0026 \hspace{1mm} \text{u}$ $m_{\beta} = 0.000548 \hspace{1mm} \text{u}$

Our goal is to determine how many times an alpha particle's mass is larger than the mass of a beta particle, so we need to express it using their ratio:

\begin{aligned} \dfrac{m_{\alpha}}{m_{\beta}} \\ \end{aligned}

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