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Hello everyone, I'm confused on how you find the distance between the charges. They want you to find the force on q3 due to q1 and q2. They are arranged in an equilateral triangle. It looks like:
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.............(q3)

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(q1)1(q2)
q1 is at the orgin, q2 is 2m away from q1 on the xaxis. q3 is alittle below 2m on the y axis. They use a distance of 2m to find F31, but i don't get how they got 2m. I see q3 is 1m away from q1 if u are looking at the xaxis, and its not qutie 2m away from q1 on the y axis, so how did they figure the distance? Thanks.
2

.............(q3)

1


(q1)1(q2)
q1 is at the orgin, q2 is 2m away from q1 on the xaxis. q3 is alittle below 2m on the y axis. They use a distance of 2m to find F31, but i don't get how they got 2m. I see q3 is 1m away from q1 if u are looking at the xaxis, and its not qutie 2m away from q1 on the y axis, so how did they figure the distance? Thanks.