# A force of 50 N is …

A force of 50 N is applied on a nail. The area of the head of the nail is 0.005 × 10^-4 m^2. Calculate the pressure exerted on the head of the nail
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Prabhanshu Singh 1 month, 1 week ago

But the answer is not matched from my book the answer is in my book is 10 ^4 N m^-2

Sia 🤖 1 month, 1 week ago

Pressure = Force / area
= 50 / 0.005 * 10^-4
= 50 * 10^4 / 0.005
= 50*10^4*10^3 /5
= 10 * 10^4 * 10^3
= 10 ^8 pascal

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