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Textbook Problem

The grain-size characteristics of a soil are given in the following table.

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a. Draw the grain-size distribution curve.

b. Determine the percentages of gravel, sand, silt, and clay according to the MIT system.

c. Repeat Part b using the USDA system.

d. Repeat Part b using the AASHTO system.

(a)

To determine

Draw the grain-size distribution curve.

Explanation

Given Information:

The percent finer value for corresponding grain size is given in Table.

Calculation:

Plot the grain size distribution curve using grain size versus percent finer...

(b)

To determine

Calculate the percentages of gravel, sand, silt, and clay according to the MIT system.

(c)

To determine

Calculate the percentages of gravel, sand, silt, and clay according to the USDA system.

(d)

To determine

Calculate the percentages of gravel, sand, silt, and clay according to the AASTHO system.

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