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

Two equal but oppositely charged points are 1.0 m apart in a vacuum. The electric field intensity at the midpoint between the charges is 2.4x10^5 N/C. What is the magnitude of each charge?

2. Relevant equations

Electric force= Kc (q/r^2)

Kc=8.99x10^9

3. The attempt at a solution

Hi guys, first off, thanks for any help given.

My problem is that I am unsure as to how to incorporate both missing charges into the equation.

I tried solving the equation simply by putting in what is given.

2.4 x 10^5 = 8.99x10^9(q/1^2)

2.4x10^5=8.99x10^9 x q

q= .000027

Thus, I only found one charge, and I don't even believe that is right.. Could someone help explain what I am to do? Thanks for the help!

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# Homework Help: Electric field intensity/ charge magnitude question

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