Asked Mar 9, 2020

A simple lab test for specific gravity, G, on two samples of lumber indicate
that sample A has G = 0.4 and sample B has G = 0.5 Based on this informa-
tion alone, which wood sample would you choose as a structural member for
your construction project? Briefly explain why.


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The specific gravity of any material is defined as the ratio of density of the material to the density of water. So, the density is directly proportional to the specific gravity.

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