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A passenger with mass of 80 kg stands on the floor of an elevator of mass 250 kg as it accelerates upward with an acceleration of 3 m/s^2. Determine the tension in the elevator cable. Draw a free-body diagram.

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    1. Determine the total force acting downwards. Calculate the force of gravity acting on the passenger and the elevator.

    F = m * a
    Ft + Fg = 330kg * 3m/s^2

    Solve for Ft?

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