Does relative dating using radioactivity

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BEFORE DECAY BEGINS, ALL OF THE MATERIAL IS RADIOACTIVEAFTER ONE HALF LIFE, HALF OF THE SAMPLE REMAINS RADIOACTIVE AND THE OTHER HALF IS STABLEAFTER EACH ADDITIONAL HALF LIFE, HALF OF THE REMAINING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL DECAYSWe use several radioactive isotopes to find the absolute age of events and objects because we know their half life.

On the cover of your ESRT in the top left box you will find the Radioactive Decay Data for four isotopes which we will focus on.

If a geologist claims to be younger than his or her co-worker, that is a relative age.

If a geologist claims to be 45 years old, that is an absolute age.

But while the difficulties of single life may be intractable, the challenge of determining the age of prehistoric artifacts and fossils is greatly aided by measuring certain radioactive isotopes.

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