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# A soil sample is subjected to a hydrostatic pressure σ. The Mohr circle for any point in the soil sample would be

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A circle of radius σ and center at the origin
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A circle of radius σ and center at a distance σ from the origin
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A point at a distance σ from the origin
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A circle of diameter σ and center at the origin
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## The correct option is C A point at a distance σ from the originRadius of Mohr circle = √(σx−σy2)2+τ2 Given : σx=σy=σz=σ and τ=0 R=√(σ−σ2)2+02=0 Centre=σx+σy2=σ+σ2=σ Mohr circle is a point at a distance of σ from orgin.

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