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The apparent weight of a man in a lift is less than the real weight when the lift is going

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down with uniform speed
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up with an acceleration
c
up with a retardation
d
up with an uniform speed

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Correct option is C

The apparent weight of the man is the normal reaction by the lift on the man.

Since the apparent weight is less than the real weight.

The net force acting on the body will be directed downwards.

So we can say that the a body moving up with retardation will have a net acceleration downwards.

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