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Factor of unit cross-section χ, depends on ____________

(a) degree of saturation

(b) soil structure

(c) stress change

(d) all of the mentioned

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My doubt is from Stress Condition in Soil :Effective and Actual Pressure in section Soil Water Effective and Neutral Stresses of Geotechnical Engineering I

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The correct answer is (d) all of the mentioned

Explanation: Factor of unit cross-section varies with the degree of saturation, soil structure, process by which the soil present degree of saturation and stress change.

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