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Charge position

  1. Jul 6, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A 6μC charge is placed at the origin and a -10μC charge is placed on the x-axis at x = 5cm.
    Locate the position on the x-axis where the electric field is zero.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    6/16 * .05 = .01875

    I have no idea if this attempt is right, thanks for any help
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  3. Jul 6, 2010 #2


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    That seems to be just some random calculation involving the given quantities. Sorry, no, it's incorrect.

    Reading this question, I see the key phrases "charge" and "electric field". Check your book or class lecture notes for any equations that relate those things. That would be a start towards solving this one.
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