Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 14 - Think and Solve: 43

Answer

Pressure = $\frac{force}{area}$. The pressure is 4% of atmospheric pressure. $$(0.04)(\frac{101300 N}{m^{2}}) = (force)(100 m^{2})$$ Solve for $force = (0.04)(\frac{101300 N}{m^{2}})(100 m^{2}) = 4 \times 10^{5} N$.
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