Two equal positive charges, both q = 2.0 × 10−6 C, interact with a third charge, Q = 4.0 × 10−6 C, as shown in the figure above. What is the magnitude of the electric force on Q? (kC = 8.99 × 109 N•m2/C2)
I'm confused about assigning signs when I get to the part of finding the X and Y components of each vector towards Q
I don't know if the values for the components I found are correctly signed... I believe are all positive
The Attempt at a Solution
I find that the magnitude of both vectors since they are the same is O.29N
The X component of one vector is 0.23N and the Y component is 0.17N I think.