# PhysicsMechanics- connected particles

#### Shah 72

##### Member
A passenger lift had mass 500 kg. The breaking tension of the cable is 12000N. The max acceleration of the lift is 0.75 m/s^2
a) if the lift travels at its max acceleration, calculate the max mass of the passengers:
1)when the lift is accelerating upwards
2) when the lift is accelerating downwards
b) taking the average mass of a person to be 75 kg, what is the max number of passengers that should be allowed to travel in the lift?

#### skeeter

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A passenger lift had mass 500 kg. The breaking tension of the cable is 12000N. The max acceleration of the lift is 0.75 m/s^2
a) if the lift travels at its max acceleration, calculate the max mass of the passengers:
1)when the lift is accelerating upwards
2) when the lift is accelerating downwards
b) taking the average mass of a person to be 75 kg, what is the max number of passengers that should be allowed to travel in the lift?
What have you accomplished with this one?

• topsquark

#### Shah 72

##### Member
What have you accomplished with this one?
So it should be T- mass of lift× g- mass of passengers ×g= ( M+m) ×a
Iam not getting the right ans that is mentioned in the textbook

#### Shah 72

##### Member
What have you accomplished with this
Thank you so much! I got the answers

#### skeeter

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• topsquark

#### Shah 72

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Ofcourse.
So I did T- Mg-mg=(M+m)×a
I got M=616kg
b) T- Mg-mg= -(M+m)×a
m=797 kg
2) I did 616/75= 8 people

• skeeter