# Force, Area & Pressure: Relationship & Applications

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### Why can you lie down on a bed of nails without having any nail break your skin, but if you step on a single nail, it will go right through your foot?

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### 2. _____ is defined as the force exerted on a surface divided by the area over which that force acts.

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Use these interactive study assessments to gauge how much you know about force, area and pressure. The questions on the quiz will cover topics like the difference between lying on a bed of nails and stepping on one nail and the force exerted on the ground by a given box.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on:

• The word for the force exerted on a surface divided by its area
• How to calculate the force exerted on the ground by a person's shoes, given her weight and the shoes' surface area
• Force exerted by a knife on a piece of bread

## Skills Practiced

• Practice problems - use acquired knowledge to solve force, area and pressure practice problems
• Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what we call a certain force divided by the area over which it acts
• Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about force in a different light