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The grain size distributions of four soils A , B , C , and D are shown in Figure 2.26. Without carrying out any computations, answer the following. a. Which of these four soils has the largest percentage of gravels? (Use the Unified Soil Classification System) b. What is the percentage of sands in Soil C ? (Use the Unified Soil Classification System) c. Are there clays in any of these four soils? (Note: Clays are less than 0.002 mm in size.) d. In Soil A , do you see grains in a specific size range missing? What is this size range? FIG. 2.26

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Chapter 2, Problem 2.14P
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The grain size distributions of four soils A, B, C, and D are shown in Figure 2.26. Without carrying out any computations, answer the following.

  1. a. Which of these four soils has the largest percentage of gravels? (Use the Unified Soil Classification System)
  2. b. What is the percentage of sands in Soil C? (Use the Unified Soil Classification System)
  3. c. Are there clays in any of these four soils? (Note: Clays are less than 0.002 mm in size.)
  4. d. In Soil A, do you see grains in a specific size range missing? What is this size range?

Chapter 2, Problem 2.14P, The grain size distributions of four soils A, B, C, and D are shown in Figure 2.26. Without carrying

FIG. 2.26

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