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Two rectangular under-reinforced concrete beam sections X and Y are similar in all aspects except that the longitudinal compression reinforcement in section Y is $10 \%$ more. Which one of the following is the correct statement?

  1. Section X has less flexural strength and is less ductile than section Y
  2. Section X has less flexural strength but is more ductile than section Y
  3. Sections X and Y have equal flexural strength but different ductility
  4. Sections X and Y have equal flexural strength and ductility
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