Estimate the pressure exerted on a floor by (a) one pointed heel of area = 0.45 cm2, and (b) one wide heel of area 16 cm2.

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Estimate the pressure exerted on a floor by (a) one pointed heel of area = 0.45 cm2, and (b) one wide heel of area 16 cm2. The person wearing the shoes has a mass of 56 kg. Answer is both Pa and atm.   I have to solve both in pa and atm thank you.

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  1. (a)

    (56 * 9.81) / (0.45 * 10^(-4))
    = 12208000 N / m^2.

    = 12208000 pa

    = 122.08 atm

    (b)

    (56 * 9.81) / (16 * 10^(-4))
    = 343350 N / m^2.

    = 343350 pa

    = 3.4335 atm

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