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Increasing electric field

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Homework Statement



If in a region, the electric field, points to the right and the electric field increases as it moves right, what net charge does the region have?


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The Attempt at a Solution



I assume that the region has a net positive charge as the magnitude increases with increasing charge under Gauss's Law, but can the region have a net negative charge or would a net negative charge have the magnitude increase in the opposite direction?
 

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hi affordable! :smile:

hint: what is the flux through a box? :wink:

(and what would be the flux be if (instead) it was decreasing to the right?)
 
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Oh thank you lol. I forgot to use that net flux = q enclosed over epsilon.
 

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