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Problem: Two crates, A and B, are in an elevator as shown. The mass of crate A is greater than the mass of crate B. As the elevator approaches its destination, its speed decreases (it continues to move downward).How does the acceleration of crate A compare to that of crate B? Explain

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The elevator and the two crates create a system with the same acceleration.

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Two crates, A and B, are in an elevator as shown. The mass of crate A is greater than the mass of crate B. As the elevator approaches its destination, its speed decreases (it continues to move downward).

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How does the acceleration of crate A compare to that of crate B? Explain

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