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Tensile Strength

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Puzzle ID:#8049
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Submitted By:Bobbrt*****
Corrected By:Jake




Which has a higher tensile strength? A 1" diameter, 6 foot long steel rod, or a 6 foot long steel cable made out of the same amount of steel as the rod? More importantly, why?

If you don't know what tensile strength is, click on "hint".


Tensile strength is how well a material resists being pulled apart. In a tug-of-war, for example, you are testing the tensile strength of the rope.

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