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How do relative dating and absolute dating differ

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Naked xXx How do relative dating and absolute dating differ.

Absolute dating also known as radiometric dating is based by the measurement of the content of specific radioactive isotopes of which the "half time" is known.

Half time is the time needed for half of a given quantity of an isotope to decay in its byproducts.

Comparing the quantity of the parent form and the byproduct will give a numerical value for the age of the material containing such isotopes. Example include carbonnitrogen, uranium-led, uranium-thorium. Relative dating instead allows for identifying the sequential order of geological events one relative to the other.


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