1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A window washer pulls herself upward using the bucket-pulley apparatus shown in the figure. The mass of the person plus the bucket is 65 kg. a) How hard must she pull downward to raise herself slowly at constant speed? b) If she increases this force by 10%, what will her acceleration be? 2. Relevant equations F = ma 3. The attempt at a solution This is where I got confused. I tried to get help from other websites, but their free-body diagrams had forces like normal force on the end the person was pulling on. Would the force she needs to pull down on simply the gravitational force acting on her? Or would it be something else! Thanks everyone :).