1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Find the reading of the spring balance shown in the figure (see attachment). The elevator is going up with an acceleration of g/10 , the pulley and the string are light weight and the pulley is smooth. 2. Relevant equations F= ma 3. The attempt at a solution Since the elevator is accelerating upwards with a magnitude of 0.98 m/s^2 (g/10) , the acceleration acting on the items in the elevator should be g+g/10 = 10.78 m/s^2. By assuming that the 3k load has a relative acceleration of "a", the tension on the string of the 1.5 kg load will be 16.7 - 3a While on the 3kg load it will be 32.34 + 3a I'm sure i have made a blunder somewhere up here, yet i cant seem to find it. How do i further solve the question?