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A woman wearing high-heeled shoes stands on a wooden floor. Her total weight is 480N and acts equally on each foot. Why are marks left on the wooden floor by the woman's shoe heels but not her shoe soles?

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  1. You already answered your own question. The pressure (force per unit area) is much greater under the heels.

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