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

A point charge [tex]q_{1} = 4.15 \times 10^-6 [/tex] is located on the x-axis at x = 1.80 m, and a second point charge [tex]q_{2} = -5.80 \times 10^-6[/tex] C is on the y-axis at y = 1.10 m. What is the total electric flux due to these two point charges through a spherical surface centered at the origin and with radius r = 1.45 m?

Take the permittivity of free space to be [tex] 8.85 \times 10^{-12}\:{\rm C}^{2}/{\rm N \cdot m}^{2}.[/tex]

2. Relevant equations

[tex] \phi_{E} = \frac{Q_{enclosed}}{\epsilon_{0}} [/tex]

3. The attempt at a solution

I just divided the one charge inside the sphere by epsilon naught.

[tex] \frac{q_{2}}{\epsilon_{0}} [/tex]

So I get, [tex] -6.55 \times 10^{5} [/tex]

I'm sure I screwed something obvious up, any suggestions?

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# Homework Help: Electric Flux and Gauss' Law of point charges

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