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A brick is 32 cm long, 10 cm wide and 10 cm thick. It weights 16 n and is lying on the ground. Find the pressure exerted. Is the height multiplied too?

 A brick is 32 cm long, 10 cm wide and 10 cm thick. It weights 16 n and is lying on the ground. Find the pressure exerted. Is the height multiplied too?

Grade:10

1 Answers

Saurabh Kumar
askIITians Faculty 2411 Points
7 years ago
Pressure exerted at the bottom surface is due to the force exerted by weight divide by its area.
Height is multiplied when, we are going to calculate at the absolute point.
Pressure = Force / Area
Force is due to the weight (F = mg)

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