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Can you guys solve a debate for me?

If you have two objects and apply a physical stress to them, let's say in the forum of pressure.

First object: Tensile strength 400 lbs. and you apply 200 lbs

Second object: Tensile strength 200 lbs and you apply 100 lbs.

So each is under 1/2 it's tensile strength.

The debate:

Choice A: First object is under twice the stress since the load is double

Choice B: Both are under the same stress since each are being subjected to 50% of their max.

Thanks,

Ron

If you have two objects and apply a physical stress to them, let's say in the forum of pressure.

First object: Tensile strength 400 lbs. and you apply 200 lbs

Second object: Tensile strength 200 lbs and you apply 100 lbs.

So each is under 1/2 it's tensile strength.

The debate:

Choice A: First object is under twice the stress since the load is double

Choice B: Both are under the same stress since each are being subjected to 50% of their max.

Thanks,

Ron

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