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Two identical conducting spheres each having a radius of .5 cm are connected by a light 2.3 m long conducting wire. A charge of 53 uC is placed on one of the conductors. Assume that the surface distribution of charge on each sphere is uniform. Determine the tension in the wire.

2. Relevant equations

F(electricity)=(k*q1*q2)/r^2

E=Q/epsilon

E=F/Q

F(electric)-T=0

3. Attempt

Since it's connected by a wire(I'm not sure how the wire plays a roll in this other than tension), I said that the charge instantaneously distributes to the other spheres so that both of them will have equal amount of charge(I'm not sure if the assumption is correct) I then solved for F(electric) which is equal to T, but I'm missing something because answer is not right. Can someone plz help?

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