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A 55-kg person steps on a scale in an elevator. The scale reads 460 N. What is the elevator doing?
[A] The elevator is in free fall.
[B] None of these.
[C] It is accelerating downward at 1.44 m/s2.
[D] It is stationary.
[E] It is accelerating upward at 0.41 m/s2.
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