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## Homework Statement

Two particles with positive charges q1 and q2 are separated by a distance s. Along the line connecting the two charges, at what distance from the charge q1 is the total electric field from the two charges zero.

## Homework Equations

[tex]E= \frac{kq}{r^2}[/tex]

## The Attempt at a Solution

Assuming x1 is the distance from q1 to the point where the field is 0.

This is what I get, I believe it is correct but I can't seem to solve for x1.

[tex] \frac{kq1}{x1^2} [/tex] = [tex] \frac{kq2}{(s-x1)^2} [/tex]