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Homework Help: Physics pressure question

  1. Sep 24, 2008 #1
    Physics "pressure" question

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The vinyl plastic floor covering on a kitchen floor has a compressive yield stress of 3.5 MPa. A lady of mass 60 kg wears high-heeled shoes. What is the smallest area of the sole of a heel which will not permanently damage the floor?
     
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  3. Sep 24, 2008 #2
    Re: Physics "pressure" question

    Can you show some attempt at an answer and then we can give you some help.
     
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