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Balance Beta Decay Reaction

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A parent nucleus of $_{ 27 }^{ 60 }{ Co }$ decays by beta-negative decay to become a daughter nucleus of element X.

Which one of the following best represents the specific daughter nucleus formed by this decay?

A

$$_{ 26 }^{ 60 }{ X }$$

B

$$_{ 27 }^{ 59 }{ X }$$

C

$$_{ 28 }^{ 60 }{ X }$$

D

$$_{ 28 }^{ 59 }{ X }$$