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A uniformly distributed line road of $500 \: kN/m$ is acting on the ground surface. Based on Boussinesq’s theory, the ratio of vertical stress at a depth $2$ m to that at $4$ m, right below the line of loading, is

  1. $0.25$
  2. $0.5$
  3. $2.0$
  4. $4.0$
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