Two long thin parallel wires 13.0 cm apart carry 25 A currents in the same direction. Determine the magnetic field at point P, 12.0 cm from one wire and 5.0 cm from the other.
(Sorry I don't have a diagram, but this is essentially a triangle, with sides of 13 cm, 12 cm, and 5 cm, and the point P is at the vertex of the 5 cm and 12 cm sides.
B= [uI]/[2pi (d)]
The Attempt at a Solution
Ok I see that the triangle is a 5-12-13 triangle and thus the Pythagorean theorem applies. I am not sure how this impacts the solution. I obviously need to calculate B for each wire to point P, but once I obtain these values I do not now how to proceed to combine them together to find the total field at P. Simply adding them does not seem correct.
I would really appreciate some guidance. This is not homework, I am reviewing for an exam (tomorrow!) and am really stuck... Thanks!