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A woman walking in high heels can damage a hardwood floor by making small dimples in the floor since her weight is concentrated on such a small area (the tip of the high heel). If the woman weighs 60N and the tip of the high heel is 2 sq. cm, what will be the pressure exerted on the floor by her high heel?

Asked by Nivedha Menon 25th October 2013, 2:14 PM
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Answer:
Weight of woman = W = F = 60 N.
Area of tip of heel is A = 2 cm2 = 2 10-4 m2.
 
Pressure is ratio of force to the area.
Thus, the pressure exerted on floor by the woman is
 
Answered by Expert 25th October 2013, 4:19 PM
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