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Elevator falls when I am inside

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My schools building has 6 stories, I usually have to go up to 6th storey to meet my teacher.
That buildign elevator is old and it sounds terrible when it moves up or down.
I don't want to use stairs because I will be very tired.
I am 180 cm tall, my weight is 80kgs.
What should I do if the elevator of my school falls when I am inside ?
How badly does my legs bone get broken ? I am a bit worried.
Thank you.........
 

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Suck it up and take the stairs or kiss your legs goodbye.
 
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Hello, thank you
that is really good suggestions

But I am thinking, if the elevator is down with v [m/s], ratio for bone broken with a given retarded force f is alpha, knowing that v increase more and more till it and I hit the ground, also knowing that I am with the height and weight as said above, can you help me calculate f that will go againts both of my legs? Thank you
 
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HallsofIvy
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OH, this is homework problem! Show us what you have done already!
 
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I done nothing, I am looking for someone perhaps who can give me a result, I will do it tomoorow and compare the result
 
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HallsofIvy
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Oh, I see:

"Please help fool the teacher into thinking I know this so I won't have to actually learn anything."

I'm afraid you're not going to get a whole lot of help with that here- we don't dislike you that much.
 
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Holy #^&$ your school has six stories!? I lived in the wrong damn district.
 
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Hmm, go rent the mythbusters episode where they dropped an elevator. Actually, if you're really worried about this, probably better not.
 
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You do know that elevators have safety brakes, right?
 
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is this a homework question?

or do you just want to know your chance of survival just for the heck of it
 

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