Why are the wall of a dam is made thicker at the bottom? Expert please answer it urgent

Bro it is made thicker at the bottom because as we go deeper and deeper the pressure exerted by water increases hence we know that pressure=force/area .so force also increases so to withhold this force the walls are made thicker at the bottom. If you want to know what is the pressure exerted by water at a height h it is given by =density of water*gravitational acceleration*height.
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The wall of dam is made thicker at the bottom because pressure exerted by a liquid increases with Depth . Thus as depth increases more and more pressure is exerted by water on the walls of dam . A thicker wall is required to withstand a greater pressure , therefore,the wall of the dam is made with thickness increasing towards the base
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