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1
Q

How can we calculate are using the pressure equation?

A

Area = Force ÷ Pressure

2
Q

How do we calculate pressure?

A

Pressure = Force ÷ Area

3
Q

What are the units of pressure?

A

Newton per metres squared (N/m2)

or

Newtons per centimetres squared (N/cm2)

4
Q

If your decrease the area that a force is acting over you will ______ the pressure.

A

If your decrease the area that a force is acting over you will increase the pressure.

5
Q

Define pressure.

A

When a force acts over an area.

6
Q

When you stand on a surface you exert a ______ on the surface.

A

pressure

7
Q

How can we calculate force using the pressure equation?

A

Force = Pressure x Area

8
Q

If you increase the area that a force is acting over you will ______ the pressure.

A

If your increase the area that a force is acting over you will decrease the pressure.

9
Q

What is the force that is acting on the ground where you stand?

A

Your weight

10
Q

A hydraulic jack is a machine that is used to lift cars. See diagram below. Describe and explain what would happen if there were bubbles of air in the oil.

A
• The output cylinder under the car would not move up
• Because when you press the handle you compress the oil
• So the air bubbles would be compressed and the force would not be transmitted