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

A woman stands on a scale in a moving elevator. Her mass is 60.0 kg, and the combined mass of the elevator and scale is an additional 815 kg. Starting from rest, the elevator accelerated upward. During the acceleration, the hoisting cable applies a force of 9410 N. What does the scale read during the acceleration?

2. Relevant equations

F= ma

3. The attempt at a solution

9410 = 9.8(815 + 60) * a

I think the above equation is right, but not 100% on that. I can't figure out how to do the rest of this problem. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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# Homework Help: Force in an elevator during acceleration

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