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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 thrust(force acting normally to the surface) per unit area.



A

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

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B

Statement 1 is true, Statement 2 is 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 C

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


Pressure is defined as the thrust per unit area. So, for the same force or load, the pressure developed is more for a surface having a smaller area.

The sharp knife exerts a large pressure on the surface, due to the small area of contact.


Physics

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