(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

An object weighs 65 kg. When it is in an elevator on a bathroom scale, the scale reads 82 kg. What is the acceleration of the elevator and what is its direction?

2. Relevant equations

F_{G}= mg

3. The attempt at a solution

(82 kg)(9.8) = 803.6 N

803.6 N = (65 kg)(a)

a = 12.36

12.36 - 9.8 = 2.6 m/s^{2}upwards

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# Homework Help: Acceleration in an elevator

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