If the maximum tension that a cable can safely withstand is 9000N and the maximum upward acceleration of the elevator is 1.00 ms2, how many 80kg passengers may be safely carried in the elevator?
(The mass of the cable is negligible)
The Attempt at a Solution
If I let ay=1.00 ms2 and F=9000N then I have:
9000N = m * ay and m = 9000. The number of 80kg people the elevator can withstand is 9000 / 80 = 112 people.
Is this correct?