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**A girl stands on a box having 60 cm length, 40 cm breadth, and 20 cm width in three ways. In which of the following cases, the pressure exerted by the brick will be**

**(a) maximum when length and breadth form the base**

**(b) maximum when breadth and width form the base**

**(c) maximum when width and length form the base**

**(d) the same in all the above three cases**

Answer:

The answer is (b) maximum when breadth and width form the base

**Explanation:**

The surface area and pressure are inversely proportional. Pressure will be maximum when the surface area is minimum hence the answer is maximum when breadth and width form the base.

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