1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data There is a negative point charge between 2 oppositely charged plates. Positive at top and negative at bottom. The electric field runs downwards from pos to neg. In which direction is the electric field of the point charge. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I have calculated the value of the electric field and have a positive result. Does this mean that the electric field of the point charge goes upwards because the negative value of the point charge is attracted towards the positive plate. Any help with field directions would be greatly appreciated.