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Absolute Age

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  • Q1
    December 6th, 2018 is an example of
    absolute age
    geologic time
    fossils
    relative age
    30s
  • Q2
    My Byers is the youngest of his family is an example of
    fossils
    absolute age
    relative age
    geologic time
    30s
  • Q3
    Half Life is the the it takes for ______ of a sample to radioactively decay
    1/3
    1/2
    1/4
    1/8
    30s
  • Q4
    The radioactive decay of material can be used to determine the age of fossils. This is called
    fossil dating
    complete dating
    relative dating
    absolute dating
    30s
  • Q5
    After 2 Half-Lives, what fraction of parent material will there be?
    3/4
    1/8
    1/2
    1/4
    30s
  • Q6
    An atom that has the same number of protons but a different number of neutrons is a(n)
    atomic mass
    isotope
    fossil
    not possible
    30s
  • Q7
    Due to the nature of radioactive decay, the parent material will never fully decay
    FALSE
    TRUE
    30s
  • Q8
    The element most often used to determine the age of rocks is an isotope of
    uranium
    carbon
    oxygen
    neon
    30s
  • Q9
    Which rock type can we most accurately use radioactive dating on?
    igneous
    metamorphic
    sedimentary
    30s
  • Q10
    A method of determining the age of an object by estimating the relative percentages of a radioactive (parent) isotope and a stable (daughter) isotope
    absolute dating
    relative dating
    fossil dating
    radioactive dating
    30s

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