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## Homework Statement

An 82 kg man inside a 40-kg dumb-waiter pulls down on the rope. At that moment the scale on which he is standing reads 209 N. Determine the elevator's acceleration.

## Homework Equations

F=ma

## The Attempt at a Solution

I know the acceleration is 0.152 m/s^2 upwards , I need help solving the problem

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I drew a diagram , I’m no sure I am correct because I keep getting a number greater

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