An elevator weighing 2.00 x 105 N is supported by a steel cable. What is the tension in the cable when the elevator is accelerated upward at a rate of 3.00 m/s2? (g = 9.81 m/s2)(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

for this equation i think i may have found the answer but i am really not sure. I do not know if there is an equation for tension. Here is what i thought:

Weight = mass x acceleration

mass = weight in N divided by gravity

2 x 10(to the fifth) / 9.81 m/s

= 20387.4 x 3

=61162.1N

Also what i dont understand is if their is an equation specifically designed for Tension

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# Homework Help: Weight = mass x acceleration

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