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Homework Help: Pressure produced by a force

  1. Sep 26, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    calculate the pressure (in Pa) produced by a 2 N force distributed over an area of 0.02 cm^2

    2. Relevant equations

    P=F/A

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Ive came out with three different answers.
     
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  3. Sep 26, 2010 #2

    Doc Al

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    Show what you did. The first step is to convert the area to standard units of m^2.
     
  4. Sep 26, 2010 #3
    .02 cm^2 (1m^2/100cm^2)=0.0002m^2.
     
  5. Sep 26, 2010 #4

    Doc Al

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    No.

    1 m^2 = (100 cm)^2 = 10,000 cm^2
     
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