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

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The maximum load a wire can withstand without breaking, when its length is reduced to half of its original length, will
A. be double
B. be half
C. be four times
D. remain same.

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Breaking force = Breaking stress xx Area of cross-section . When the wires is cut to half, there is no change in the area of the area of cross-section of their wire. Therefore , there is not change in the area of the maximum load (i.e., braking force ) the wire can support.