(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Estimate the pressure exerted on a floor by one pointed chair leg (64kg on all four legs) of area = 3.0×10−2 cm^2.

3. The attempt at a solution

first i found the weight of the chair (mg) to be 627.2 N, and the weight on 1 leg is 1/4th of that, so the weight on one leg is 156.8 N. then i convert .03x10^-2 cm^2 to m^2 by dividing by 10000 to get 3x10^-6. Since pressure is =F/A , i take 156.8/3x10^-6 to get 5.2x10^7 or 52,266,666 which i have a hard time believing is correct.

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# Homework Help: Pressure exerted by 1 leg of a chair.

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