In which region is it possible for electric potential = 0?

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Two charges that are shown:
I (4uC) II (-2uC) III
In which regions all the line connecting the charges is it possible for the electric potential to be zero?

1. Homework Statement

They are 0.01m apart

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The Attempt at a Solution


I understand that the 4uC charge and the -2uC charge are going to attract...but I have no idea where the potential could be equal to zero.
 

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Simon Bridge
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Hint:
What is the equation for the electric potential of a point charge?
What si the rule for combining electric potentials?
 
  • #3
V= kQ/r

and I'm not sure...
 
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Indeed ##V(\vec r)=kQ/r## for a point charge ##Q## at the origin.
If you have two or more charges, then the electric potentials add up.
 

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