# A wire can sustain the weight of 20 kg before breaking. If the wire is cut into two equal parts each part can sustain a weight of

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A wire can sustain the weight of 20 kg before breaking. If the wire is cut into two equal parts each part can sustain a weight of
A. 10kg
B. 20kg
C. 40kg
D. 35kg

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The maximum load load which a wire can sustain is a property of the material of wire and it depends on the cross sectional area.
sigma_("breaking") is a characteristic property of material of wire and is independent of length or breadty (dimensions) of the wire.