Q. 84.5( 12 Votes )

A brick is kept in three different ways on a table as shown in Fig.

11.5. The pressure exerted by the brick on the table will be
A. maximum in position A

B. maximum in position B

C. maximum in position C

D. equal in all cases.

Answer :

The smaller the area, larger the pressure on a surface for the same force. Hence, the brick A whose area of contact is minimum will exert more pressure on the table.

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