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

Richard Feynman once said that if two persons stood at arm's length from each other and each person had 1% more electrons than protons, the force of repulsion between the two people would be enough to lift a "weight" equal to that of the entire earth. Carry out an order-of-magnitude calculation to substantiate this assertion.

2. Relevant equations

F(elec) = k*q^2 / r^2

mass of Earth = 5.9742 × 10^24 kilograms

3. The attempt at a solution

I am stuck with the beginning; how do I know how many electrons that is? And how do I find the charge given the number of electrons?

Thanks a lot!

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# Force of Repulsion between two people with 1% more electrons than protons

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