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17 July, 10:40

Which answer choice best describes the difference between folded mountains and shield volcanoes?

Folded mountains form only at divergent plate boundaries, whereas shield volcanoes form only at convergent plate boundaries.

Folded mountains form only at convergent plate boundaries, whereas shield volcanoes form only at divergent plate boundaries.

Folded mountains form when hot, fluid rock rises through thin spots in Earth's crust, whereas shield volcanoes form when segments of Earth's crust are bent and doubled over.

Folded mountains form when segments of Earth's crust are bent and doubled over, whereas shield volcanoes form when hot, fluid rock rises through thin spots in Earth's crust.

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  1. 17 July, 12:40
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    Folded mountains form when segments of Earth's crust are bent and doubled over, whereas shield volcanoes form when hot, fluid rock rises through thin spots in Earth's crust.

    Explanation:

    Folded mountain (Himalayas, Rockies, Alpha) refers to all the large mountains on planet earth. It is made up of sedimentary rocks. They are formed when two plates collide into each another, folding up:hence the name folded mountain. They are characterised with large granitic intrusion extending to many kilometers through the length, reaching the mountain edges.

    This results from high magma supply rates, which occurs during long term effusive eruptions.

    They are recognised as broad, dome shaped structure, flowing downwards just like a shied used in battles,
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