Why do we take small steps while walking on ice?

> When we walk on ice we should take small steps. Small steps ensure: > > a.)larger friction. > > b.)small friction. > > c.)larger normal force. > > d.)smaller normal force. The correct answer is smaller friction. But I think that small steps give larger normal force and more the normal, more the friction. When we take small steps while walking on ice, do we ensure smaller or larger friction and how?