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lets say we have a plate that's charged to Q. and we want to find the E field of a point .1 meters above the plate. when i looked at the solution, it never took the .1 meters into account when calculating the strength of the E field.

my roommate says that E field should be the same and thus the distance was irrelevant. so whether it was .1 meters or 1 meter above the plate, the E field would be the same.

but that doesn't make sense to me when you think about the equation for an electric field E= kq/r.

can anyone resolve that contradiction for me? :(