Pressure=force/area - cannot arrive at correct answer?

  • #1
pressure=force/area -- cannot arrive at correct answer!?

Homework Statement




A person of weight of 900 N is standing on snowshoes. Each snowshoe has area 2500 cm2. Find the pressure on the snow.

A. 0.18 Pa
B. 0.36 Pa
C. 1800 Pa
D. 3600 Pa


Wrong Points Earned: 0/1
Correct Answer: C
Your Response: B

Homework Equations



P=F/a

The Attempt at a Solution



P= 900N/25m^2

and i keep getting 36. how do i get to 1800??

i understand there are 2 snow shoes, how is that relevant to finding the area? and why am i 100 off?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2


1 cm = .01 m

so 2500cm^2 = 25 m^2

what am i doing wrong>
 
  • #3
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2500 (cm^2) = 0.25 m^2
 
  • #4


well duhh, teggenspiller. thank you SO very much for clearing that up!!
 

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