sam asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 4 weeks ago

help anyone physics plz?

What is the gauge pressure of a basketball when you push it down with a force of 30 N, the ball flattens out, and its bottom forms a circular area with a diameter of 2.5 cm? 

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  • NCS
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
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    Assuming no resistance from the ball itself,

    gauge p = F / A = 30N / [(π/4)(0.025m)²] = 6.1e4 Pa

    or 61 kPa

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