Pressure problem but without given values. How?

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Homework Statement


Suppose you are standing directly behind someone who steps back and accidentally stomps on your foot with the heel of one shoe. Would you be better of if that person were:


Homework Equations


a.) a male basketball player wearing sneakers or
b.) a woman wearing heel shoes

The Attempt at a Solution



suppose they exert the same force, but of course they have different pressure and area, and I already conclude that the woman wearing heel shoes will exert more pressure since less area=more pressure. but how can i prove it mathematically?

THANKS!
 

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  • #2
You just did.

P = F/A

If: Aheel < Asneakers

Then: F/Aheel > F/Asneakers
 
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On the whole, I think I'd be better off it were a hot woman in heels and she felt so sorry that she had to make it up to me in some way. :biggrin:

Just thinking laterally... :wink:
 
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On the whole, I think I'd be better off it were a hot woman in heels and she felt so sorry that she had to make it up to me in some way. :biggrin:

Just thinking laterally... :wink:
lol. most probably my teacher wont accept that. :)
 
  • #5
You just did.

P = F/A

If: Aheel < Asneakers

Then: F/Aheel > F/Asneakers
thanks. but how??
could you elaborate more?
:)
 

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