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Explain the rock cycle with the help of a diagram.

Asked by Topperlearning User 23rd April 2015, 1:39 PM
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The process of transformation of rocks from one form to the other in a cyclic manner is known as the rock cycle. It includes the following processes:

  • Hot lava cools down to form igneous rocks.
  • Igneous rocks are then broken down into small particles which are transported and then deposited. This results in the formation of sedimentary rocks.
  • When igneous and sedimentary rocks are subjected to great heat and pressure, they change into metamorphic rocks.
  • Metamorphic rocks under heat and pressure breakdown and form hot lava.
  • This hot magma then again cools down and forms igneous rocks and the cycle is repeated.

Answered by Expert 23rd April 2015, 3:39 PM
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