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Statement 1: For the same force acting on two different surfaces, more pressure is developed on the surface with a smaller area.
Statement 2: Pressure is defined as force per unit area.


A
Both the statements are true and statement 2 is the correct explanation of statement 1.
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B
Both the statements are true and statement 2 is not the correct explanation of statement 1.
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C
Statement 1 is true and statement 2 is false.
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D
Statement 1 is false and statement 2 is true.
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Solution

The correct option is A Both the statements are true and statement 2 is the correct explanation of statement 1.
Pressure is defined as the force per unit area. So, for the same force, pressure is inversely proportional to area. This means that the pressure developed is more for a surface having a smaller area.

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