# Consistency as applied to cohesive soils is an indicator of its:

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Consistency as applied to cohesive soils is an indicator of its:
1. Moisture content
2. Porosity
3. Shear strength
4. Density

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Shear strength

Explanation:

Consistency of soil

The term “Consistency of soil” is also used for fine-grained soils such as Clay, Silt and is not defined for coarse-grained soils such as Gravel, Sand.

• Soil consistency is the strength with which soil materials are held together or the resistance of soils to deformation and rupture.
• It is related to the shear strength of the soil.
• It denotes the degree of firmness of soil which may be referred to as Soft, Stiff, and Hard.

Porosity is defined as the ratio of the volume of voids to the volume of soil in a given soil mass.

The water content ratio of the soil is defined as the ratio of weight of water to the weight of solids in a given soil mass.