A brick is kept in three different ways on a table as shown in the figure. The pressure exerted by the brick on the table will be
$(a)$. maximum in position A
$(b)$. maximum in position C
$(c)$. maximum in position B
$(d)$. equal in all cases

AcademicPhysicsNCERTClass 8

The pressure is inversely proportional to the area on which the force is being exerted. When a brick is kept on a table in $(A)$ position, the area of contact will be minimum and the pressure exerted on the table will be maximum.

So, option $(a)$ is correct.

Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:29:01