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Calculate the seed rate per hectare of 8*16 cm seed drills, whose main drive wheel has 215 m diameter and total weight of grain collected in 20 revolutions in 42 kg.

(a) 7128 kg

(b) 6300 kg

(c) 5000 kg

(d) 4175 kg

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Correct answer is (d) 4175 kg

To explain I would say: Circumference of main drive wheel = π * 1.25 = 3.93 m

Area covered per revolution per hectare = 3.93 * 1.28 = 5.03 m^2

Number of revolutions per hectare = \(\frac{10000}{5.03}\) = 1988.07

Seed per hectare = \(\frac{1988.07}{20}\)*42 = 4175 kg.

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