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    The force on a area 16 m by 12 m is 24,000 n What is the pressure per square meter?
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    First find the area. Area is defined as length multiplied by width:

    A=lw

    A=16\cdot 12

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A=192<br />

    Pressure per square meter means:

    \frac {P}{A}=\frac {24,000}{192}=125 N/m^2
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    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
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