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Lugytopo
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 Homework Statement:

This person is riding on an elevator in a tall building. The reading on the bathroom scale when this elevator is stationary is 600 N. Draw a quantitative force diagram for each situation.
Then determine what the bathroom scale indicates for each of the three situations based on the data presented.
 Relevant Equations:
 F=M*A
I really need help figuring out where to start. I believe that every graph has a normal force pushing up on the person as well ag gravitational force pushing down on them. Where I am getting confused at is how the velocity plays into the scenario and if an acceleration of 9.8 m/s^2 downwards is just gravitational pull. Would that make the scale read "600 N" for the leftmost graph?