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Question: 

If a compressive force of $3.3 \times 10^4 \textrm{ N}$ is exerted on the end of a 22-cm-long bone of cross-sectional area $3.6 \textrm{ cm}^2$,

  1. will the bone break, and
  2. if not, by how much does it shorten?

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

Quick Answer: 
  1. the bone will not break
  2. $1.3 \textrm{ mm}$

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 9, Problem 52

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Chapter 9, Problem 52 is solved.

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