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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 only 0.88 of the person's regular weight.

Calculate the magnitude of the acceleration of the elevator.

## Homework Equations

w=mg

F=Ma

## The Attempt at a Solution

Fn-Fg=ma

A=Fn-Fg/m

A=9.8-9.8/.88

I know that answer is definitely wrong because it can't be 0.

I am completely stuck on this problem, any help would be appreciated, thanks!