Soil Mechanics and Foundation
The total and effective stresses at a depth of 5 m below the top level of water in a swimming pool are respectively

1.0 kg/cm² and 0.5 kg/cm²
0.5 kg/cm² and 0.5 kg/cm²
zero and zero
0.5 kg/cm² and zero

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Soil Mechanics and Foundation
The major principal stress in an element of cohesion-less soil within the backfill of a retaining wall is

Vertical if the soil is in a passive state of plastic equilibrium
None of these
Inclined at 45° to the vertical plane
Vertical if the soil is in an active state of plastic equilibrium

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Soil Mechanics and Foundation
The rise of water table below the foundation influences the bearing capacity of soil mainly by reducing

cohesion and effective unit weight of soil
cohesion and effective angle of shearing resistance
effective unit weight of soil and effective angle of shearing resistance
effective angle of shearing resistance

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Soil Mechanics and Foundation
The effect of cohesion on a soil is to

increase both the active earth pressure intensity and passive earth pressure intensity
reduce the active earth pressure in-tensity but to increase the passive earth pressure intensity
reduce both the active earth pressure intensity and passive earth pressure intensity
increase the active earth pressure in-tensity but to reduce the passive earth pressure intensity [GATE 99]

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