Electric field and static equilibrium

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An object of mass m= 5.0g and charge Q= 45mC is attached to a string and placed in a uniform electric field that is inclined at an angle of 30.0 with the horizontal (see the figure). The object is in static equilibrium when the string is horizontal

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Find the magnitude of the electric field in (N/C) and then find the tension in the string

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I am not sure how to do this I think you would you the Coulombs equation kQ/r^2 but I do not know how to find r. Also I can not remember how to find tension
 

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You won't need Coulomb's law--that tells you the force between two point charges, which is not what you have here. Instead, what's the most basic relationship between electric field, charge, and electric force?

Also: The fact that the mass is in equilibrium should tell you something about the net force on it. Hint: Consider vertical and horizontal force components.
 

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