1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A 65-kg woman descends in an elevator that briefly acclerates at 0.20g downward when leaving a floor. She stands on a scale that reads in kg. (a) During this acceleration, what is her weight and what does the scale read? 2. Relevant equations ƩF = ma 3. The attempt at a solution I understand that mg - Fn = m(0.20g) happens and then solving for Fn = 0.80mg. I also understand that F'n is -0.80mg. What I don't understand is why the "scale only needs to exert a force of only 0.80mg and that it will only give a reading of 0.80m"; why did the g get eliminated?