Solution: What is the tension in the supporting cables?

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What is the tension in the supporting cables?

Problem Statement: ME Board April 1998

An elevator weighing 2,000 lb attains an upward velocity of 16 fps in 4 seconds with uniform acceleration. What is the tension in the supporting cables?

  • A. 2,150 lb
  • B. 2,495 lb
  • C. 1,950 lb
  • D. 2,250 lb

Problem Answer:

The tension in the supporting cables is 2,250 lb.

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