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# Two small metallic spheres, cach of mass $m=0.20 \mathrm{g},$ are suspended as pendulums by light strings from a common point as shown in Figure P15.15. The spheres are given the same electriccharge, and it is found that they come to equilibrium when each string is at an angle of $\theta=5.0^{\circ}$ with the vertical. If each angle of $\theta=5.0^{\circ}$ with the vertical. If eachstring has length $L=30.0 \mathrm{cm},$ what is the magnitude of the charge on each sphere?

## 7.22 $\mathrm{nC}$

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##### Top Physics 102 Electricity and Magnetism Educators ##### Christina K.

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##### Top Physics 102 Electricity and Magnetism Educators ##### Christina K.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ##### Marshall S.

University of Washington  ##### Aspen F.

University of Sheffield