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In addition, it requires that these measurements be taken from several different objects which all formed at the same time from a common pool of materials.
(Rocks which include several different minerals are excellent for this.) Each group of measurements is plotted as a data point on a graph.
The data points would be expected to start out on a line if certain initial conditions were met.
Consider some molten rock in which isotopes and elements are distributed in a reasonably homogeneous manner.
General comments on "dating assumptions" All radiometric dating methods require, in order to produce accurate ages, certain initial conditions and lack of contamination over time.
The wonderful property of isochron methods is: if one of these requirements is violated, it is nearly certain that the data will indicate the problem by failure to plot on a line.
The X-axis of the graph is the ratio of in a closed system over time.
It is not easily explained, in the general case, in any other way.
The better the fit of the data to the line, the lower the uncertainty.Learn about different types of radiometric dating, such as carbon dating.