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## Homework Statement

A 60 μC point charge is at the origin.

Find the electric field at the point x1 = 50 cm , y1 = 0.

## Homework Equations

Coulombs Law: F = (kQ

_{1}Q

_{2})/r

^{2}

Electric Field: E = kQ/r

^{2}

k = 8.99*10

^{9}C

## The Attempt at a Solution

So taking Coulombs Law and deriving the Electric Field equation I then took my charge particle and set that equal to Q (First converting it from micro to full Coulombs), then taking the distance x and setting that equal to the r

^{2}I put that in the denominator to finally solve for the E

_{x}.

Note that k is 8.99*10

Note that k is 8.99*10

^{9}Finally I do the same thing with the y-component, but this is my issue. When I take the numbers and divide by 0 I get the infamous infinity.

So What Am I doing wrong here?

Thanks in advance!