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    How much tension must a rope withstand if it it used to accelerate a 1700 kg car vertically upward at 0.4 m/(s ^2)?

    A person stands on a bathroom scale in a motionless elevator. When the elevator begins to move, the scale briefly reads only 0.65 of the person's regular weight. What are the direction and magnitude of the acceleration?

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    Tension in a Rope

    How much tension must a rope withstand if it is used to accelerate a 1700 kg car vertically upward at .4 m/(s ^2)?

    There are only two forces on the car, the tension T and gravity mg. The ...

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