Posted by **Megan** on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 5:34pm.

A 73.5 kg person sits on a 3.20 kg chair. Each leg of the chair makes contact with the floor in a circle that is 1.74 cm in diameter. Calculate the pressure exerted on the floor by each leg of the chair, assuming the weight is evenly distributed.

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**bobpursley**, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 5:53pm
find the total weight, mg. Divide it by 4, for each leg force. Next, find the area of each contact point (PI(d/2)^2). change d to meters first.

Then, pressure= forceeachleg/areaeachleg

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**Anonymous**, Monday, May 16, 2011 at 6:48pm
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