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## Homework Statement

A person stands on a bathroom scale in a motionless elevator. When the elevator begins to move, the scale briefly reads 1.05 times the persons regular weight. Calculate the magnitude and direction of the acceleration of the elevator.

## Homework Equations

F=ma

## The Attempt at a Solution

F

_{g}= 9.8m

ΣF = 9.8(1.05m + m)

0 = 1.05m + m

-m = 1.05m

-1 = 1.05

I know that's not true but I don't really know how to set up the problem