1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A block exerts a pressure on the ground. If the block is split vertically into two halves does the total pressure on the ground increase, decrease or remain the same? 2. Relevant equations Pressure = Force/Area 3. The attempt at a solution I think that it doubles but I am not sure. I am confused because the total area of contact remains the same and the total weight remains the same. Can you work out the total pressure using total pressure = total force/total area once they are split up or do you have to work them out individually?