A block of wood is kept on the table top. The mass of wooden black is 5kg and its dimensions are 40cm×8cm. Find the pressure exerted by the wooden block on the table?
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We have the equation of pressure= force /area Here area =area of block =40*8 =320 cm^2 =320*10^-4 square meter Force =force due to gravity =mass *g =5 *10 Value of g=10 Force=50 n Pressure =50/320 *10^-4 =(5/32) 10^4 =1562.5 N/m^2