Determining absolute ages by radiometric dating
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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.The first thing we want to know to find the age of an object is to figure out how many half-lives have passed.To do this we need to know the amount of radioactive material remaining in the object.Because its half-life is so long it is useful for dating the oldest rocks on Earth, but not very reliable for rocks under 10 million years old. This is ten times the age of the Earth, so very little Rubidium has decayed at all.For this reason WE WILL NEVER CHOSE TO USE THIS ISOTOPE!