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# Problem: The upward normal force exerted by the floor is 620 N on an elevator passenger who weighs 650 N. What is the magnitude of the acceleration?

###### FREE Expert Solution

Newton's second law:

$\overline{){\mathbf{\Sigma }}{{\mathbf{F}}}_{{\mathbf{y}}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{m}}{\mathbf{a}}}$

N - mg = ma

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The upward normal force exerted by the floor is 620 N on an elevator passenger who weighs 650 N. What is the magnitude of the acceleration?