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Question

Why do camels or elephants have broad feet ?

Solution

Camels have to walk on sand. To walk fast, the feet should not sink in sand, the feet area broad i.e. increase in area. Hence, lesser pressure, to sink less, the camels have broad feet.
Elephants have broad feet in proportion to their size. Because of their weight and size, elephants need to distribute the weight better.

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Solution Why Do Camels Or Elephants Have Broad Feet ? Concept: Concept of Pressure.
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