# The Resulting Pressure When a Force is Applied to a Glue Stick

## A student uses a 2 cm by 2 cm square glue stick. She uses a force of 10 N on the glue stick. What is the resulting pressure?

The resulting pressure when a force of 10 N is applied to a 2 cm by 2 cm square glue stick is 25,000 N/m² or 25 kPa.

The student is asking about the resulting pressure when she applies a force of 10 N on a glue stick with dimensions of 2 cm by 2 cm. To calculate the pressure, we use the formula *P = F/A*, where *P* is pressure, *F* is the force applied, and *A* is the area over which the force is distributed. The area of the glue stick's surface is 2 cm × 2 cm, which is 4 cm² or 0.0004 m² (since 1 cm² = 0.0001 m²). Therefore, the resulting pressure is *P = 10 N / 0.0004 m²*, which gives us 25,000 N/m² or 25 kPa (Pascal).

In conclusion, the student used a force of 10 N on a 2 cm by 2 cm square glue stick, resulting in a pressure of 25,000 N/m² or 25 kPa.

### What is the formula to calculate the resulting pressure when a force is applied?

The formula to calculate the resulting pressure when a force is applied is **P = F/A**, where **P** is pressure, **F** is the force applied, and **A** is the area over which the force is distributed.

### What is the formula to calculate the resulting pressure when a force is applied?

The formula to calculate the resulting pressure when a force is applied is **P = F/A**, where **P** is pressure, **F** is the force applied, and **A** is the area over which the force is distributed.