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1. A cube of moist soil weighs 330 lb and has a total volume of 3.00 ft³. The moisture
content is 27.0% and the specific gravity of solids is 2.72. Compute the void ratio,
degree of saturation (%), and dry unit weight (lb/ft³) of this soil.
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1. A cube of moist soil weighs 330 lb and has a total volume of 3.00 ft³. The moisture content is 27.0% and the specific gravity of solids is 2.72. Compute the void ratio, degree of saturation (%), and dry unit weight (lb/ft³) of this soil.

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Step 1

Given data:

Moist weight of soil (Wwet) = 330 lb

Total volume of Soil (V) = 3.0 ft3

Moisture content of soil or water content of the soil (w) = 27%

Specific gravity of the soil (Gs) = 2.72

Step 2

Calculate bulk unit weight of the soil:

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Step 3

Calculate the void ratio of the soil:

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