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Using the coordinates, I found that r1

^{2}= 0.0625 m

^{2}, r2

^{2}= 0.3725m

^{2}, and r3

^{2}= 0.2788m

^{2}. I then plugged that into the equation E = (kq)/r

^{2}, where k = 9 * 10^9.

Using that I found:

E

_{1}= 3.6 * 10^5 N/C at 37º below the +x-axis.

E

_{2}= 1.2 * 10^5 N/C at 35º above the -x-axis.

E

_{3}= 2.0 * 10^5 N/C at 37º below the -x-axis.

Then the final components of the total Electric Field is:

E

_{x}= 2.9 * 10^4 N/C

E

_{y}= -2.7 * 10^5 N/C

However, the answer is 2.2 * 10^5 N/C for x, and -4.1 * 10^5 N/C for y. What am I doing wrong?