College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 4 - Multiple-Choice Questions - Page 146: 11


The correct answer is: (d) 500 N

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The correct answer is: (d) 500 N If the elevator is moving with a constant velocity, then the net force on the person must be zero. Then the normal force from the scale on the person must be equal in magnitude to the person's weight. Therefore, the scale will show a value of $500~N$.
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