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Bricks are to be used for the veneer of the building in Question #1. Medium weathering bricks are specified, and a sample of those provided by the brick vendor yields the following test results: • Dry weight: 5.25 lbs. • Weight after 24-hour submersion: 6.32 lbs. • Weight after 5-hour boiling: 6.45 lbs. Based on the provided information, determine: • The minimum compressive strength, maximum 5-hour absorption, and saturation coefficient for the brick (1 pt.) • Whether the brick meets the requirements for absorption and saturation (1 pt.) • Whether it would be preferable to use clay brick or CMU in this application, and why.

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