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## Homework Statement

24. A uniform magnetic field is in the positive z direction. A positively charged particle is moving in the positive x direction through the field. The net force on the particle can be made zero by applying an electric field in what direction?

A. Positive y

B. Negative y

C. Positive x

D. Negative x

E. Positive z

## Homework Equations

F = q* (vxB)

F = q*E

## The Attempt at a Solution

The answer for this problem is given and in my book it's given as B. However, I keep getting A. I don't know where I'm going wrong.

So if the positive particle is moving in the positive x-direction and the B-field is in the positive z direction, then the resulting magnetic force is in the negative y-direction. And if we want a net force of zero on this positive particle, then it seems like if we apply an electric field in the positive y direction then we could get the net zero force that we're looking for. Is this an incorrect explanation?