The maximum load a wire can withstand without breaking when its length is reduced to half of its original length, will

a) be doubled

b) be half

c) be four times

d) remain same

Answers (1)

The answer is the option (d) remains same.

Stress = force/area

The breaking stress is not dependent on the length, and hence if the cross-sectional area is changed, it will not affect the breaking force.

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