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

A particle of charge 5.03 nC is placed at the origin of an

xy-coordinate system

A second particle of charge -2.00 nC is placed on the positive x-axis at x = 4.04 cm.

A third particle, of charge 6.01 nC is now placed at the point x = 4.04 cm, y = 3.00 cm.

Find the x-component of the total force exerted on the third charge by the other two.

Find the y-component of the total force exerted on the third charge by the other two.

Find the magnitude of the total force acting on the third charge.

Find the direction of the total force acting on the third charge in radians.

2. Relevant equations

Coulomb's Law = k(q1q2)/r^2

3. The attempt at a solution

The answers I got were

Fx = 6.38*10^-5

Fy = -3.49*10^-5

Ft =

Direction was .944 radians

all of which were wrong. I don't know how to calculate the Ftotal, or what I did wrong.

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