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Homework Help: Pressure problem but without given values. How?

  1. Nov 26, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    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:

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

    3. 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?

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  3. Nov 26, 2012 #2
    You just did.

    P = F/A

    If: Aheel < Asneakers

    Then: F/Aheel > F/Asneakers
  4. Nov 26, 2012 #3


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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:
  5. Nov 26, 2012 #4
    lol. most probably my teacher wont accept that. :)
  6. Nov 26, 2012 #5
    thanks. but how??
    could you elaborate more?
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