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A constant electric field exists in a region of Space. The field has a magnitude of 1600N/C and points due north. A point charge of +4.0 * 10^-9 C is then placed in this electric field. What is the magnitude and direction of the net electric field at a spot 13 cm due east of the charge?

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My question is, how do we know that the origin starts off positive? Thanks.

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My question is, how do we know that the origin starts off positive? Thanks.

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