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Statement 1: For the same load/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.


  1. Statement 1 is true and Statement 2 is false.

  2. Statement 1 is true, Statement 2 is true and Statement 2 is the correct explanation of Statement 1.

  3. Statement 1 is true, Statement 2 is true but Statement 2 is not the correct explanation of Statement 1.

  4. Statement 1 is false and Statement 2 is true.


Solution

The correct option is B

Statement 1 is true, Statement 2 is 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 or load, the pressure developed is more for a surface having a smaller area.

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