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Table 5 Binary comparison scale

From: Decision making on financial investment in Turkey by using ARDL long-term coefficients and AHP

Value Definitions Importance values
Both criteria have equal importance 1
The 2nd criterion is moderately less important than the 1st criterion 3
The 2nd criterion is strongly less important than the 1st criterion 5
The 2nd criterion is very strong less important than the 1st criterion 7
The 2nd criterion is extremely less important than the 1st criterion 9
Intermediate more important 2,4,6,8