Posted by **Jack** on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7:08pm.

If the surface area of a human body is 17,500 square centimeters, what is the total weight of the atmosphere on a human body expressed in pounds?

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**Damon**, Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7:37pm
1 atm = 10.1 Newtons/cm^2

to find that type

1 atm = Newtons/cm^2

into a Google search box

10.1 Newtons/cm^2 * 17.5*10^3 cm^2

= 177,000 Newtons

use the Google search box again:

177000 newtons = pounds

and you will get back

39,791 pounds

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