1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Normal mass is 65kg. I get into an elevator, on a scale in the elevator and it reads 76 kg. Find a along with direction. 2. Relevant equations w = mg + ma 3. The attempt at a solution Obviously the elevator is accelerating upwards due to the apparent increase in mass. However, for the life of me I am having issues setting up this basic problem. I don't need any answers, just a shove in the right direction. How do I correlate the actual mass with the 76 kg? Thank you.