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Thu June 28, 2012 By:
 

a person and an elevator have a combined mass of 6.00 * 10^2kg.The elevator cable exerts a force of 6.50 * 10^3N(up)on the elevator.find the acceleration of the person.

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Thu June 28, 2012
Acceleration of elevator, a = F/m = 6.50 x 103/6 x 102 = 65/6 m/s2
 
it is upwards so the accleration of the person inside will be downwards as the pseudo force on him will be downwards in the direction of gravity.
 
Thus total accelartion on him will be G+a
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