Problem: Assume the top of your head has a surface area of 25 cm 25 cm cm.Calculating atmospheric pressure.If you estimate this area to be 95 in.2, what is the force in pounds?

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Assume the top of your head has a surface area of 25 cm 25 cm cm.

A diagram shows gravitational force as a square air column (with 1 meter sides) with a cross-sectional area of 1 meter2 and a mass of 104 kilograms exerting a downward force on the Earth. The end of the column is the atmospheric pressure at Earth’s surface.

Calculating atmospheric pressure.

If you estimate this area to be 95 in.2, what is the force in pounds?

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