(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Given: see attachment

Five additional electrons are placed at the origin. What is the electric field now.

2. Relevant equations

Electric field equations of E=q/(4pi*Eo*r^2)

3. The attempt at a solution

I am wondering if the electric field would just be 50% higher because of adding five electrons. However I am somewhat confused by the fractions in the parenthesis. I know that the electric field is going to be a summation of the charges relative to the distance from a point. I am just unsure how to apply that thought in this case due to my misunderstanding of those fractions in the parenthesis. Thanks!

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# Homework Help: Confused by the fractions in the parenthesis

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