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Homework Help: Two negatively charged balloons on strings. Find tensions?

  1. Feb 11, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    "Two balloons are rubbed with wool. Let us assume that the two balloons are at
    rest (in equilibrium), have unequal charges (Q > q) and
    unequal masses (M > m).

    In which string is the tension greater, T1 or T2?
    Show your work for your conclusion.

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  3. Feb 11, 2013 #2


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    Hi cvang, welcome to PF.
    According to the rules of the Forums, you have to show your attempt for solution.
    Start with free body diagram. What forces act on each balloon?

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