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this is the problem

A 5.5-kg object is suspended by a string from the ceiling of an elevator that is accelerating downward at a rate of 2.5m/s^2 What is the tension in the string?

i presume tension is the force thats on the string?

so i did: 5.5(kg) * (9.8(grav) - 2.5) = 40.15N

is this correct?

the equation i was given is: Fnet = T + Fg

which i rearranged to get

T = Fnet - Fg

what the hell does that mean? lol

could someone tell me a general rule for tension?

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# Homework Help: Find tension of a string on the ceiling of an elevator

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