Absolute dating is the technique that determines the exact age of a historical remaining while relative dating gives the order of age of several samples. The main difference between absolute and relative dating is the precision of the measurement.Absolute dating

## What is the main difference between relative dating and absolute dating?

What is the difference between relative and absolute age? Relative age is the age of a rock layer (or the fossils it contains) compared to other layers. It can be determined by looking at the position of rock layers. Absolute age is the numeric age of a layer of rocks or fossils.

## What is relative dating and radiometric dating compare and contrast?

Relative age dating is the technique that enables the dating of a sample of rock based on the depth of subsequent layers of the rock. It provides sequential data related to the geological dating of the rock, whereas, radiometric dating determines the exact age of a sample.

## Why are both relative and radiometric dating important?

Relative dating is used to determine a fossils approximate age by comparing it to similar rocks and fossils of known ages. Absolute dating is used to determine a precise age of a fossil by using radiometric dating to measure the decay of isotopes, either within the fossil or more often the rocks associated with it.