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Question: 

The femur bone in the human leg has a minimum effective cross section of about $3.0 \textrm{ cm}^2 \; (= 3.0 \times 10^{-4} \textrm{ m}^2)$. How much compressive force can it withstand before breaking?

Source: Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Edition, 2014.

Quick Answer: 

$5.1 \times 10^4 \textrm{ N}$

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 9, Problem 50

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Chapter 9, Problem 50 is solved.

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