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Unformatted text preview: determines how high or low the hydrometer will float in the mixture. If the mixture is dense, then the hydrometer will float higher in the mixture and the same follows conversely. The Pipette method also draws a relationship between particle size distribution and the classification of the soil. Subtracting the amount of clay expressed in percentage from the remainder of silt and clay when sand is removed derives the amount of silt after complete settling. http://www.geology.iupui.edu/research/SoilsLab/procedures/psd/...
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