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I'm having some trouble with this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Two charged objects A and B have masses of 1.3 X 10-2 kg and 2.6 X 10-2 kg respectively. Their charges are -1.7 X 10-4 C and -3.8 X 10-4 C respectively. They are released from rest when they are 3.6 m apart. What will their speeds be when they are a "large'' distance apart?

I am really being thrown off by the "large distance" part. I mean, how are we supposed to calculate a number with such a general definition. I understand that as the distance b/w objects gets larger, the repelling force will get smaller. But, if we assume is a conservative system, won't there always be some velocity, no matter how great the distance apart??

What am I missing/not understanding.

Thanks for any help!!!

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