As a woman walks, her entire weight is momentarily placed on one heel of her high-heeled shoes. Calculate the pressure exerted on the floor by the heel if it has an area of 1.50 cm2 and the woman’s mass is 55.0 kg. Express the pressure in Pa. (In the early days of commercial flight, women were not allowed to wear high-heeled shoes because aircraft floors were too thin to withstand such large pressures.)

Step-by-step solution Step 1 of 6 Force per unit area is known as pressure. Greater the force, greater the pressure if area on which the force acts remain same. Step 2 of 6 From definition of pressure, …… (1) Here, is pressure, is applied force and is area perpendicular to the force. Step 3 of 6 Equation to find the force is, Here is the mass and g is the gravity.