A truck weighs 7280 pounds. If the pressure exerted by its tires on the ground is 87.5 pounds per square centimeter.

A truck weighs 7280 pounds. If the pressure exerted by its tires on the ground is 87.5 pounds per square centimeter.

What is the area of one tire that’s in contact with the road?

ANSWER: Weight, 7280 pounds, of a truck and the pressure its tires exert on the ground, 87.5 pounds/cm² so the area that is in contact with the road is required and found to be 83.2 cm².