Hello! This is my first time posting here! I'm so glad I found this site, it's helped alot already just by reading other people's questions! But now I have my own - A woman stands on a scale in a moving elevator. Her mass is 52.5 kg, and the combined mass of the elevator and scale is an additional 815 kg. Starting from rest, the elevator accelerates upward. During the acceleration, the hoisting cable applies a force of 9750 N. What does the scale read during the acceleration? I thought that I would find acceleration by using a=Fn/m and then putting acceleration into Fn=mg+ma.. but I can't seem to get the right answer.. help please?