(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A bar of material is 1ft long and has a cross sectional area of 2 square inches. If a

force of 10,000 lbs is put on the bar, what is the stress?

2. Relevant equations

stress= force (in pounds)/ area (square inches)

3. The attempt at a solution

this seems very easy, but the "1 foot long" in the equation is throwing me off. Ive never done these kind of questions before, so i dont know how to handle it. My gut is telling me to just do 10,000 / 2 = 5000 and the "1 foot long" is unnecessary info in there to throw you off, but then again, there could easily be some other calculation i need to do...Also, what unit would the 5000 be in (assuming that's the right answer). Thanks alot (i want to make sure i know what I'm doing, so please only answer if you are 100% sure you're right)

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# Homework Help: Very easy questions about stress

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