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Soil Texture Triangle: Definition & Use

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Which of the following soil compositions is a clay?

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1. A soil has 75 percent silt and 15 percent sand. What percentage clay does this soil have?

2. Which of these soils is loam?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This brief mobile-friendly quiz was designed to test what you know about using a soil texture triangle. Topics of interest include an example of a soil composition that's a clay and the percentage of clay in a soil that has 75 percent silt and 15 percent sand.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be responsible for these areas of study:

  • Soil that's loam
  • Component that increases as you go left on the soil texture triangle
  • Type of soil that has 40 percent clay and 5 percent silt

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on how to use a soil texture triangle, including the percentage of clay in a soil with 75 percent silt and 15 percent sand
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a soil composition of clay
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the component that increases when you go left on the soil texture triangle and a soil with 40 percent clay and 5 percent silt

Additional Learning

For further study on soils, consider the lesson we've prepared called Soil Texture Triangle: Definition & Use. The following topics will be studied:

  • Definition of soil
  • 12 different soil categories
  • Explanation of how to read the soil texture triangle
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