# pressure

• April 11th 2008, 03:26 PM
trex
pressure
The force on a area 16 m by 12 m is 24,000 n What is the pressure per square meter?
• April 11th 2008, 03:30 PM
topher0805
First find the area. Area is defined as length multiplied by width:

$A=lw$

$A=16\cdot 12$

$
A=192
$

Pressure per square meter means:

$\frac {P}{A}=\frac {24,000}{192}=125 N/m^2$
• April 11th 2008, 03:32 PM
topsquark
Just to let y'all know, the unit for Newtons is N not n. The unit is named in honor of a person, so it gets capitalized.

-Dan