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Give the symbolic representation of alpha decay, beta decay and gamma emission.

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#### Solution

**Alpha decay:**

The alpha decay process symbolically in the following way

\[\ce{^A_Z X -> ^{A-4}_{Z-2}Y + ^4_2He}\]**Beta decay:**

β decay is represented by \[\ce{^A_Z X -> ^{A}_{Z-1}Y + e^+ +\text{v}}\]**Gamma decay:**

The gamma decay is given by \[\ce{^A_ZX∗ -> ^A_ZX + gamma (γ) rays}\]

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