A person weighs 60 kg. The area under one of the person's foot is 180 cm square. Find the pressure exerted on the ground by the person

Asked by Nitin Joshi | 7th Oct, 2013, 05:00: PM

Expert Answer:

The total area covered by both feet of the person is A = 360 cm2 = 360 × 10-4 m2.
The force exerted by person is his weight = W = mg = 60 × 9.8 N
 
Now, pressure exerted is P  = F/A
 
Thus, the pressure exerted by person on the ground is;
 

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 7th Oct, 2013, 05:35: PM

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