# True of False?: The tension in the cable must be greater than the weight of the elevator. An elevator suspended by a vertical cable is moving downward but slowing down.

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Since the elevator is moving down, there are two forces acting on the elevator: the tension in the cable pulling up, and gravity pulling down. Because the elevator is slowing down, then it has a net acceleration upwards, which means the upwards force must be greater than the weight due to gravity pulling downwards.

**The tension is the cable is greater than the weight of the elevator. The answer is true.**