Two negatively charged balloons on strings. Find tensions?

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"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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ehild
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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?

ehild
 

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