1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A 5.0kg salmon is weighed by hanging it from a fish scale attached to the ceiling of an elevator. What is the apparent weight of the salmon if the elevator is (a) at rest, (b) moving upward at 2.5 m/s2, and (c) moving downward at 3.2 m/s2? 2. Relevant equations Sum of F = 0 F(t) - W = 0 F(t) = W Sum of F = Ma F(t) - W = Ma (W=mg) F(t)<W Sum of F = Ma W- F(t) = Ma 3. The attempt at a solution i have trouble thinking out of the box to get the problem started. this is my very first time ever taking physics and i have not had a math or science class in a year. can anyone help me get started?! I would appreciate any help! Thank you!