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Another Elevator Question.

  1. Nov 1, 2005 #1
    I know you must get these all of the time but...

    There is a man standing on a scale in an elevator reading 490N. When the elevator is at rest what does the scale read?

    I want to say 490 N because the elevator is in equilibrium, but I'm not sure...
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 1, 2005 #2
    Maybe this would help as you know normal force and force of gravity cancels so you would be left with the same amount of newtons if there were at rest.
  4. Nov 1, 2005 #3
    Thank you. That's what I thought.
  5. Nov 1, 2005 #4
    Thank you. That's what I thought.
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