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The increasing order of the particle size in the following soil types is…

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The increasing order of the particle size in the following soil types is

A. silt – sand – clay-gravel

B. clay – silt – sand – gravel

C. silt – clay – sand – gravel

D. clay – sand – silt – gravel

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B

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The correct order will be:

Clay < silt < sand < gravel

The particles of clayey soils are the smallest, followed by silt, then the sand, and finally gravel-the biggest.

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. Option A is incorrect; sandy particles are bigger than that of clay.
  2. Option B is correct.
  3. C is incorrect; silty particles are bigger than that of clay.
  4. D is not the correct answer; sandy particles are quite bigger than that of clay.
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  • The particles analyzed above does not include loamy soil which would have appeared in-between silt and sand.

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/ culled from 2015 JAMB-UTME biology past question 30 /

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    But i used to think silt kind of soil is finer than clay kind of soil.

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