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A simply supprted rectangular concrete beam of span $8$ m has to be prestressed with a force of $1600$ kN. The tendon is of parabolic profile having zero eccentricity at the supports. The beam has to carry an external uniformly distributed load of intensity $30$ kN/m. Neglecting the self-weight of the beam, the maximum dip (in meters, up to two decimal places) of the tendon at the mid-span to balance the external load should be __________
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