# A tense ride down

An elevator and its load have a combined mass of $$800\text{ kg}$$. The elevator is initially moving downward at $$10.0\text{ m/s}$$; it slows to a stop with constant acceleration in a distance of $$25.0\text{ m}$$. What is the tension $$T$$ in the supporting cable while the elevator is being brought to rest? Take $$g=9.8\text{ m/s}^2$$.

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