you are given two materials X and Y. on hammering X is flattened but Y breaks. which one is metal?

X is a metal because metals are generally malleable whereas non metals are not malleable 

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X is the metal as it flattens, this property of metals in which metals can be turned into thin sheets is known as ductility, whereas non- metals do not hold this property and they break when tried to be turned into thin sheets.
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metals are highly mallaeble so they can be easily converted into sheets while non metals are generally soft and can be easily broken so x is metal while Y is anon metal .
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