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What pressure is exerted by the tip a nail struck with a Force of 20,000N? Assume the tip is a 1.5mm-radius circle.

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  1. r = 1.5 * 10^-3 m
    pi r^2 = pi (2.25) * 10^-6 m^2
    F/A = P = 2*10^4 /[pi (2.25) *10^-6) ]
    = .283 *10^10
    = 2.83 * 10*9 Pascals

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