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The flocculated structure of compacted dry soil is broken due to _____________

(a) High strains

(b) Low water content

(c) Low strains

(d) Dry density

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My enquiry is from Effect of Compaction on Soil Properties topic in chapter Compaction of Geotechnical Engineering I

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Correct answer is (a) High strains

Easiest explanation: Due to higher strains, the flocculated structure of the compacted on the dry side is broken, giving rise to ultimate strength.

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