An elephant weighing 40,000 N stands on one foot of area 1000 cm2 whereas a girl weighing 400 N is standing on one ‘stiletto’ heel of area 1 cm2.
What is the ratio of pressure exerted by the girl to the pressure exerted by the elephant?
40,00,000 : 4,00,000 = 10:1
The pressure exerted by the girl is 10 times greater than the elephant.
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