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# A typical silo on a farm has many bands wrapped around its perimeter, as shown in Figure CQ9.5. Why is the spacing between successive bands smaller at the lower portions of the silo? Figure CQ9.5

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### College Physics

10th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285737027

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### College Physics

10th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285737027
Chapter 9, Problem 5CQ
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## A typical silo on a farm has many bands wrapped around its perimeter, as shown in Figure CQ9.5. Why is the spacing between successive bands smaller at the lower portions of the silo?Â Â Â Â Figure CQ9.5

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Why do spacing between successive bands in the lower portions of the silo is less than the upper portions.

### Explanation of Solution

The pressure is maximum at the bottom of a column because at the bottom the weight of the entire column contributes to pressure.

In a silo the pressure at the bottom portion is maximum. The bands are wrapped around the silo to counteract the outward pressure of the silo...

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