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

A positive charge, q1 is at (-20cm,0). An equal and opposite charge q2 is at (20cm, 0). A positive charge q3, equal to q1, is placed at (60cm,0). What is the potential energy of the three charges??

2. Relevant equations

EPE= kq / r

3. The attempt at a solution

EPE = k( (5 X 10^-9)/.2) + (5 X 10^-6)/.6) - (5 X 10^-6)/.2))

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# Electrical potential energy: 3 charges in a line

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