1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data An empty elevator of mass 2.7x10 (3) kg is pulled upward by a cable at an acceleration of 1.2 m/s (2) a) What is the tension in the cable? b) What would be the tension in the cable if it was accelerating downward at 1.2 m/s (2)? c) What would be the tension in the cable if it was moving with a constant velocity of 0.50m/s? 2. Relevant equations So far as I know, F=m x a 3. The attempt at a solution I am pretty new to physics and I've been doing alright so far but these elevator tension questions are killing me. I actually have no idea where to go. When I worked it out (probably not right) I found the cable to have more tension in the downwards acceleration rather than upwards. I'm pretty sure I'm wrong I just need someone more experienced to tell me so. I would be really greatful for any help!! Thanks!