What is meant by 'pressure'?

Pressure: The pressure is defined as force per unit area. Mathematically, the pressure is nothing but force divided by area. 

Here the force is in the numerator and the area is in the denominator.

Pressure = $\frac{Force}{Area}$

For example, the pressure applied when a force of 20 N applied to an area of 5 square meters is $\frac{20}{5}$ = 4 pascal.

So if a force and area are given, try to convert them into their SI units and find the pressure.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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