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Flat-footed camels can walk easily in sandy deserts because the pressure per unit area on the sand is



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decreased by increasing the area of the surface in contact.

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increased by increasing the area of the surface in contact.

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C

decreased by decreasing the area of the surface in contact.

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D

increased by decreasing the area of the surface in contact.

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Solution

The correct option is B

decreased by increasing the area of the surface in contact.


Weight of the camel gets distributed over a larger area of contact, decreasing the pressure on sand, enabling him to walk on sand without sinking into it


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