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Table 5 Relative importance meaning of pairwise value

From: A quantitative evaluation based on an analytic hierarchy process for the deterioration degree of the Guangyuan Thousand-Buddha grotto from the Tang Dynasty in Sichuan, China

Value Meaning
1 The relative importance of \(A_{i}\) and \(A_{j}\) is equal
3 \(A_{i}\) is moderately more important than \(A_{j}\)
5 \(A_{i}\) is strongly more important than \(A_{j}\)
7 \(A_{i}\) is much more strongly important than \(A_{j}\)
9 \(A_{i}\) is extremely more strongly important than \(A_{j}\)
2, 4, 6, 8 The relative importance between 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 in turns