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Why is easier to hammer a sharp nail into wood than a blunt one ?

Why is easier to hammer a sharp nail into wood than a blunt one ?

Grade:12th pass

1 Answers

Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 6228 Points
29 days ago
Pressure = force / area. Therefore, when we hammer a sharp nail, force acts on a smaller area, and it exerts more pressure on the nail.

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