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Homework Help: Homework Help!

  1. Sep 28, 2006 #1
    :confused: I am having trouble answering this question......what is the answer?! HELP

    Suppose you are in an elevator that is moving upward with a constant velocity. A scale inside the elevator shows your weight to be 600 N. (a) Does the scale register a value that is greater than, less than, or equal to 600 N during the time when the elevator slows down as it comes to a stop? (b) What is the reading when the elevator is stopped? (c) How does the value registered on the scale compare to 600 N during the time when the elevator picks up speed again on its way back down? Give your reasoning in each case.
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  3. Sep 28, 2006 #2
    Draw a free body diagram. What forces are acting on the person?
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