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

Two point charges, q1 = -2nC & q2 = +5nC are 4 cm apart. What is the force on q1? What is the force on q2? (Magnitude and Direction)

2. Relevant equations

F = kq/r^2

k = 9x10^9

3. The attempt at a solution

Using that formula, I calculated q1 to equal -45kN and q2 to equal 112.5 kN (Which seems awfully large to me). I don't understand what the question needs in terms of a direction. It would make more sense to me if there were a set of coordinate related to the question.

Any help appreciated,

Cheers!

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