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## Homework Statement

2 point charges. q1 is -25 microC and q2 is 50 microC are separated by a distance of .1m where q1 is on a line that connects q1 to q2 and q1 is to the left of q2. point p is .02 m to the right of q1 and .8m to the left of q2.

## Homework Equations

E = F/q

E(e) = Force on electron due to Electric Field

## The Attempt at a Solution

okay, so the electric field at point p due to these 2 point charges is -6.3 E 8 N/C dot i.

if we put an electron at point p, the electron will feel an acceleration.

the electric field points to the left at point p. yet, the electron feels an acceleration vector pointing to the right. How do I switch the direction of the acceleration vector

**multiplying a negative to the equation E(-e) = m(acc) where E = -6.3 E 8 N/C dot i ?**

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