How much force is exerted on one side of an 8.50 cm by 11.0 cm sheet of paper by the atmosphere? How can the paper withstand such a force?

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We need to calculate the force exerted by the atmosphere on one side of the paper sheet which is of dimensions and . Also, we need to explain how the paper can withstand such a force.

Given data,

- Atmospheric pressure,
- Length,

Using

- breadth,

Using

To find,

Force exerted by atmosphere on paper,