a) Estimate the pressure exerted on a floor by one pointed chair leg (66 kg on all four legs) of area = 2.6×10−2 cm2.
b) Estimate the pressure exerted on a floor by a 1200-kg elephant standing on one foot (area = 860 cm2 ).
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