# Elevator falls when I am inside

djeipa
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...

whozum
Suck it up and take the stairs or kiss your legs goodbye.

djeipa
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

Homework Helper
OH, this is homework problem! Show us what you have done already!

djeipa
I done nothing, I am looking for someone perhaps who can give me a result, I will do it tomoorow and compare the result

Homework Helper
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.

Severian596
Holy #^&\$ your school has six stories!? I lived in the wrong damn district.

Kazza_765
Hmm, go rent the mythbusters episode where they dropped an elevator. Actually, if you're really worried about this, probably better not.

Gold Member
You do know that elevators have safety brakes, right?

z-component
Ki Man
is this a homework question?

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