Given data, WE = 5000N, a = 3m/sec2, WO = 700N,
Let R = Reaction offered by floor on operator. This is also equal to the reading of scale.
T = total tension in the cable
Net upward force on operator
= Reaction offered by floor on operator – Weight of operator
= R – 700
But, Net force = ma
R – 700 = (700/9.81)X 3
R = 914.28N
Now for finding the total tension in the cable, Total weight of elevator is considered.
Net upward force on elevator and operator
= Total tension in the cable – Total weight of elevator and operator
= T – 5700
But net force = mass X acceleration
T – 5700 = (5700/9.81) X 3
T = 7445N