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# Edward made a list of the types of soil in a column on the basis of proportion of particles of various sizes. And in another column, he mentioned the characteristics of different types of soil. The columns are as follows: But he was unable to decide the exact characteristic of each type of soil and match the two columns. What according to you is the correct match for the above columns? \begin{tabular}{|c|l|} \hline Column I & Column II \\ \hline (a) Sandy Soil & (i)Proportion of fine particles is relatively higher. \\ \hline (b) Clayey Soil & (ii) Proportion of fine particles and large particles is almost same. \\ \hline (c) Loamy Soil & (iii)Proportion of large particles is relatively higher. \\ \hline \end{tabular}

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(a)-(iii),(b)-(i), (c)-(ii)

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(a)-(ii),(b)-(iii), (c)-(i)

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(a)-(i),(b)-(ii), (c)-(iii)

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(a)-(i),(b)-(iii), (c)-(ii)

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## The correct option is A (a)-(iii),(b)-(i), (c)-(ii)Soil is classified on the basis of the proportion of particles of various sizes. If soil contains greater proportion of big particles it is called sandy soil. If the proportion of fine particles is relatively higher, then it is called clayey soil. If the amount of large and fine particles is about the same, then the soil is called loamy. Thus, the soil can be classified as sandy, clayey and loamy.

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