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Evelyn, who weighs 120 lbs, stands on a bathroom scale in an elevator. What will she see the scale read when the elevator is accelerating upward at 2g?

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W = mg - ma is the equation for the apparent weight of a body in an elevator.

Here, mg = 120 lbs, ma = m(-2g) = -2 mg = -240 lbs

So, W = mg - ma = 120 - (-240) = 360 lbs.

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