#### A spring balance is attached to the ceiling of a lift. A man hangs his bag on the spring and the spring reads 49 N, when the lift is stationary. If the lift moves downward with an acceleration of 5 m/s2   the reading of the spring balance will be Option 1) 24 N Option 2) 74 N Option 3) 15 N Option 4) 49 N

As we learnt in

Lift is moving down with a = g -

- wherein

Apparent weight = 0 (weightlessness)

When lift is standing, W= mg

When the lift descends with acceleration  a,

$\dpi{100} W_{2}=m(g-a)$

$\dpi{80} \therefore\; \; \frac{W_{2}}{W_{1}}=\frac{m(g-a)}{mg}=\frac{9.8-5}{9.8}=\frac{4.8}{9.8}$

or      $\dpi{80} W_{2}=W_{1}\times \frac{4.8}{9.8}=\frac{49\times 4.8}{9.8}=24N$

Correct option is 1.

Option 1)

24 N

This is the correct option.

Option 2)

74 N

This is an incorrect option.

Option 3)

15 N

This is an incorrect option.

Option 4)

49 N

This is an incorrect option.