1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data How could a 1000 N object be lowered from a roof using a cord whose breaking strength is only 800 N? 2. Relevant equations ∑F=ma 3. The attempt at a solution By slowing down the acceleration to a point where the force down would be less than 800. weight=m(g) 1000N=m(9.8) 102.04kg=m ∑F=ma 799.99=102.04kg(a) 7.84m/s^2=a Would this be the right answer?