1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data An elevator containing 3 passengers(with a mass of 72kg 84 kg and 35 kg) has a mass combined of 1030 kg . The cable attached to the elevator exherts an upward force of 12000 N. But the friction opposing the motion of the elevator is 1400 N. a) Draw a free body diagram for all the forces acting on the elevator. 2. Relevant equations Fg=mg 3. The attempt at a solution Now since net force is greater for upward motion, we can assume the elevator is going up, since gravity + friction is still less than the upward force exherted, so elevator is going up, but my question is...in the free body diagram..do i put both friction and force of gravity as a downward force??? Or should i just remove force of gravity and just put force of friction in the freebody diagram as a downward force? The free body diagram i have in mind is in attachment, and thats what it looks like now....as always you dont need to download attachment to view it. thanks!