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## Homework Statement

Two positive charged spheres, with masses m = 2.0 g and with the same charge 2 µC are connected by a rope that is a distance of 5 cm. The charged spheres are at rest and the system is in static equilibrium.

## Homework Equations

N/A.

## The Attempt at a Solution

The system is in static equilibrium, which implies the net force is 0:

[itex]\displaystyle\sum_i (f_x)_i = F_1on2 - F_2on1 + T = 0 => T = F_2on1 - F_1on2 = \frac{kq^2}{r^2} - \frac{kq^2}{r^2} = 0.[/itex]

Thus, I end up with tension being equal to zero since the force the charged sphere on the left exerts on the charged sphere on the right is equal and opposite to the forced the charged sphere on the right exerts on the left.

But, I have the wrong answer. Where did I go wrong?