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

Two point particles separated by 0.4 m carry a total charge of 185 µC.

(a) If the two particles repel each other with a force of 80 N, what are the charges on each of the two particles?

2. Relevant equations

F = k* (q1*q2)/(r^2)

3. The attempt at a solution

I tried using altering the formula so it would be 80 = (185-x)*(x) /(.4^2). I tried putting this in my calculator in which y1 = (185-x)*(x)/(.4^2), y2= 80 yet it tells me it intersects at x = 184.9. Um what did i do wrong? I would appreciate the help :).

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