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Man's Apparent Weight

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A man in an elevator feels like he weighs 15 pounds less than his "normal" weight. Which of the following situations most likely explains this?

A

The elevator is just starting upward.

B

The elevator is coming to a stop on its way downward.

C

The elevator is coming to a stop on its way upward.

D

The elevator is moving rapidly downward at a constant speed.

E

The elevator has been still for a very long time, and the man has indigestion.