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So I'm trying to attempt this question,

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I've a paper tomorrow so I came here for a quicker answer, what I've tried already is considering that it can withstand 4kN from both sides but then total stress would be 8kN and the answer(D) is not even close to that value, but It is the closest, is that why we have chosen D?

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  • $\begingroup$ Hi & Welcome To Physics SE. "total stress would be 8kN" Stress is not measured in $kN$. Even in the option it is measured in $MPa$. Also such homework-like questions are strongly discouraged on this site. $\endgroup$ – harshit54 Jan 14 at 15:01
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    $\begingroup$ The force shouldn't be doubled. If you keep the 4 kN, then one of the answers almost fit when you calculate the stress, as far as I can see. $\endgroup$ – Steeven Jan 14 at 15:02
  • $\begingroup$ Yes they do almost fit, but as I mentioned that answer is C however the actual answer of this question is D which is beyond 4kN $\endgroup$ – ItsHoney Jan 14 at 15:34
  • $\begingroup$ It seems to me the correct answer is C. $\endgroup$ – Chester Miller Jan 14 at 23:44
  • $\begingroup$ Answer of the question is D $\endgroup$ – ItsHoney Jan 15 at 5:37