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Homework Statement
You are standing on a scale in the elevator. You weigh 500N. What would happen to the scale reading if you slow down, going upwards?
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The Attempt at a Solution
My answer: Acceleration would occur in the downwards direction because if you decelerate in one direction, you are accelerating in the opposite direction(not sure if this is true). So, FN(the reading on the scale) must be less than Fg(500N) in order to have a net force in the direction of acceleration(down).
Is my answer correct?