**73) ****In wet soil, air occupies 1/7th of its volume & Water occupies 1/8th of its volume. **

**Find the ratio of the volume of voids w.r.t. the total volume? **

- a) 0.229
- b) 0.209
- c) 0.252
- d) 0.286

Komal Bhandakkar Answered question January 5, 2021

**Answer: d) 0.286**

Explanation:Given Data :

- The VolumeVolume of air, Va = 1/7th of the total volume V
- The Volume of water, Vw= 1/8th of the total volume V
The volume of voids is the addition of a volume of air & a volume of water.

i.e. volume of voids, Vv= Va + Vw

Vv= 1/7 V+ 1/8 V

Vv= 15/56 V

Vv =0.268V

Komal Bhandakkar Edited answer January 5, 2021