Scaling | meaning |

1 | Two factors compared to the same importance |

3 | Two factors, one factor is slightly more important than the other |

5 | Two factors compared to one factor are more important than the other |

7 | Two factors compared to one factor are more important than the other |

9 | Two factors compared to one factor are the most important |

2, 4, 6, 8 | The median of the two adjacent judgments |

reciprocal | Factor i and j compared to b |