*Note: I'm really stuck in this part of Newton's 2nd Law so I may be asking a few more questions after this to practice for our upcoming examinations.
A cable supporting a 2125kg elevator has a maximum strength of 21750N. What maximum upward acceleration can it give without breaking?
1. Forcevertical= Forcetension + Forcegravity
2. Force= (mass)(acceleration)
The Attempt at a Solution
What I did is:
Forcevertical=21750N + [(-9.8m/s2)(2125kg)]
Then after solving the first part, i used the 2nd equation then did this:
925N = (2125N)(a)
a = 0.435 m/s2
I'm not quite sure if I'm right in this problem.
Thank you in advance.