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7.8: Putting It Together

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    In this section, you learned the following:

    1. The magnitude of forces needed to fold and deform the Earth’s crust
    2. The difference between stress and strain and what they can produce
    3. The different types of forces acting on the Earth: tension, compression, and shearing
    4. The different types of folds and forces associated with them
    5. The different types of faults and forces associated with them
    6. What the outcomes are of crustal deformation

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