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Homework Help: Tension Supporting one ball

  1. May 14, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Two identical conducting balls, b1 and b2, each with a mass of 25.0g
    both are hanging at 50.0cm at an angle of 45Degrees from the vertical each.
    2. Relevant equations
    Fg = mg
    Fe = kq/r^2
    Ft = ???
    3. The attempt at a solution
    I made a free body diagram and am confused on what to do next... I attempted trigonometry but I get the wrong answer...
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  3. May 14, 2016 #2


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    What do you get as answer, what do you want to get?

    We can't tell what went wrong if you do not show what you did.
  4. May 14, 2016 #3


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    Edit / Redundant post .
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