Determine the net charge contained within the cube

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Homework Statement


At each point on the surface of the cube shown in the figure, the electric field is parallel to the z axis. The length of each edge of the cube is 3.7 m. On the top face of the cube = -40 N/C, and on the bottom face of the cube = +10 N/C. Determine the net charge contained within the cube.






Homework Equations



flux = E x A

flux = charge enclosed/ permittivity constant (epsilon-naught)



The Attempt at a Solution



I first plugged the numbers to find the flux of the the ends of the cube, then the plugged that into the second equation to find the charge enclose, but I got a really small number that wasn't right.
 

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What number you got?
 
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-6x10^13 I meant a really big number.
 
  • #4
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I am getting ..6. ..E-9.

Flux is 684.5 (simply adding two together)
and then electric constant is 8.854E-12
 
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Ahh, and then its negative, I didn't add the two together I was only using one. Dumb mistake, but thank you soo much!
 

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