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The wire ropes make contact at

(a) bottom of groove of the pulley

(b) sides of groove of the pulley

(c) sides and bottom of groove of the pulley

(d) any where in the groove of the pulley

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Right option is (a) bottom of groove of the pulley

Explanation: The wire ropes run on grooved pulleys but they rest on the bottom of the grooves and are not wedged between the sides of the grooves.

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