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## Homework Statement

Two small, positively charged spheres have a combined charge of 14.0 × 10-5 C. If each sphere is repelled from the other by an electrostatic force of 0.9 N when the spheres are 1.7 m apart, what is the charge (in Coulombs) on the sphere with the smaller charge?

## Homework Equations

(-b +/- sqt (b^2 - 4ac))/2a

F = kq1q2/d^2

q2 = 14 x 10^-5 - q1 --> substitute for q2 in above equation

## The Attempt at a Solution

I solved the quadratic equation to get 2.22 x 10^-6 and 1.38 x 10^-4 .. neither answer is correct. Help?