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Assume that your body is struck by a baseball and a basketball of the same weight traveling at the same speed. Which will exert more pressure on your body- the baseball or the basketball? Why?

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The amount of force applied to an object is related inversely to the surface area over which the force is distributed (pressure)\textbf{The amount of force applied to an object is related inversely to the surface area over which the force is distributed (pressure)}.

A baseball\textbf{baseball} surface area is smaller than that of a basketball, so, a baseball will exert more pressure when hitting a body.

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