Question

1. A sample of saturated clay was placed in a container and weighed. The weight was 6 N. The clay in its container was placed in an oven for 24

hours at 105°C. The weight reduced to a constant value of 5 N. The weight of the container is 1 N. If Gs = 2.7, please determine the (a) water content. (b) void ratio, (c) bulk unit weight, (d) dry unit weight, and (e) effective unit weight.

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