Suppose that a large cargo truck needs to cross a bridge, The truck is 30 m long and 3.2 m wide. The cargo exerts a force or 54.000 N The bridge can only withstand 450 Pa of pressure. Is it safe for the truck to cross the bridge? Physics Forces and Newton's Laws Defining Force 1 Answer Gió May 23, 2017 Answer: I think not (the force is #54,000N#, isn't it?) Explanation: We can evaluate the pressure exerted by the truck as: #"Pressure"="Force"/"area" #"Pressure"=(54,000)/(30×3.2)=562.5Pa# That is higher than the pressure the bridge can withstand. Related questions Question #cf2dd What does force mean? What are some examples of forces? What is a centrifugal force? How can I define intermolecular forces? If an object weighing 50N displaces a volume of water with a weight of 10N, what is the buoyant ... Explain how force and energy change are related? How can force affect the motion of an object? Explain how force, energy and work are related? Can forces be combined? See all questions in Defining Force Impact of this question 183 views around the world You can reuse this answer Creative Commons License