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A four story steel special moment-resisting frame (SMF) structure has the design force deflections ∂xe as shown. These have been determined according to ∂ 12.8, using a static, elastic analysis.

Occupance Category II

Seismic Design Category D

I = 1.0

Cd = 5.5

p = 1.3

Design earthquake deflection ------------------

The correct answer is A (5.5 ∂xe)

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