(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A 563 N physics student stands on a bathroom scale in an 823 kg (including the student) elevator that is supported by a cable. At some time during her elevator ride, the scale reads 400 N.

Find the acceleration of the elevator.

Found this to be 2.84 m/s^{2 in the down direction. What is the tension in the cable? This is what i am having trouble with. 2. Relevant equations F=ma 3. The attempt at a solution I thought the tension in the elevator would just be the mass of the elevator and student 823 kg times by the acceleration of the elevator? T = 823(2.84) = 2337 N This is wrong though. Help please :) Thank you}

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# Homework Help: Elevator - Tension

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