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Question 4 [25 marks] A gravity retaining wall of 6 m high is shown in Figure 3, retaining a sandy backfill with 0-340 and 17.5 kN/m. The base is resting on a gravelly sand where ф,-38° and 18.0 kN/m3. Find the minimum possible value for the dimension x such that the factor of safety with respect to sliding and overturning are at least 1.5 and 2.0, respectively. Unit weight of concrete 24 kN/m3. 1 m Sandy backfill 6 m Gravelly sand Figure 3: Gravity retaining wall

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