# Given max tension, find max upward acceleration

#### bigman8424

a elevator with very worn cables has mass of 1600 kb, cables can withstand max tension of 24000 N, what is max upward acceleration if the cables are not to break

plz confirm my answer to be amax = 24000/16000 -9.8 = 5.2 m/s2

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#### OlderDan

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bigman8424 said:
a elevator with very worn cables has mass of 1600 kb, cables can withstand max tension of 24000 N, what is max upward acceleration if the cables are not to break

start this problem with Ef = ma?
Show us your attempt to solve this problem.

#### bigman8424

plz confirm 24000/16000 -9.8 = 5.2 m/s2

plz confirm 24000/16000 -9.8 = 5.2 m/s2

#### OlderDan

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bigman8424 said:
plz confirm 24000/16000 -9.8 = 5.2 m/s2
Too many zeros in 16000, but the result is OK. It's better to write your exponents as s^2 rather than s2. It's even better to use the built in LaTex and keep track of units to write

$$a = \frac{24000N}{1600kg} - g = 5.2 m/s^2$$

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