Question
Calculate the average pressure exerted on the palm of a shot-putter's hand by the shot if the area of contact is $50.0 \textrm{ cm}^2$ and he exerts a force of 800 N on it. Express the pressure in $\textrm{ N/m}^2$ and compare it with the $1.00 \times 10^6 \textrm{ Pa}$ pressures sometimes encountered in the skeletal system.

$1.60 \times 10^5 \textrm{ N/m}^2$

This pressure is 16.0% of that sometimes found in the skeletal system.

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