Answer: B. 2.5 x diameter of bolt
The minimum pitch distance allowed in bolted connections is 2.5 x diameter of bolt.
As per IS 800:200, the limitations on pitch in bolted connections are:
Minimum pitch = 2.5 x diameter of bolt.
Minimum pitch < minimum (16t, 200mm) - Tension members.
Minimum pitch < minimum (12t, 200mm) - Compression members.
Where, t is the thickness of thinner plate.
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