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Given: In the Midwest, hay bales are often baled into round bales. A typical hay bale may have a radius of 4 ft. The hay bales are held together using a steel baling wire with a 1/16" diameter and Young's modulus of E = 25 Msi.

Req'd: Determine the maximum tensile strain in the baling wire emax.

emax =  %  (1% error)