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blueblast

## Homework Statement

## Homework Equations

Force * time = mass * change in velocity[/B]

## The Attempt at a Solution

What I did was I converted the y-axis from kilograms to Newtons, since the "mass" reading is the force that the scale experiences. Then, the area under the curve will be the change in momentum, and if you divide that by the mass(80 kg, it is given that the elevator is stationary at t = 0), you can get the change in velocity. How would you use this to solve this problem? I know there are other ways to solve this, I'm just curious if my method works.

This is from the 2013 F=MA exam.

Thanks,

blueblast