A passenger of mass 30 kg is standing in
a lift which is moving vertically downwards
with an acceleration of 1.8 m/s2
a) Will the passenger experience
decease or an increase in his weight/
b) What will be the effect if the cable is
cut and the lift falls freely?

Dear student,a) the passenger will experience a decrease in weight as,apparent weight=m(g-a)=30(9.8-1.8)=240Nb) if the cable is cut then the body come under free fall by which the weight will decreased.Regards

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