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**1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data**

Three 8 cm long rods form an equilateral triangle. Two of the rods are charged to +8 nC, the third to -8 nC. What is the electric field strength at the center of the triangle?

**2. Relevant equations**

E = 4piKλL

**3. The attempt at a solution**

I found the radius of the triangle to be 4.2688 cm. I tried doing E = 4(pi)(9 x 10^9)(100 nC/m) (.042688 m) but that seems wrong. Is L not the radius of the triangle?

Thanks!