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).5. Is the magnitude of the net forces acting on crate A greater than, less than, or equal to that on crate B. Explain

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5.

From Newton's second las:

FnetA = mAa

Similarly,

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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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5. Is the magnitude of the net forces acting on crate A greater than, less than, or equal to that on crate B. Explain