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Rachelbot12

## Homework Statement

Two point charges q1 = 4.90×10-5

*C*and q2 = 2.45×10-4

*C*are separated by a distance d = 0.10

*m*. Compute their net electric field E (x) as a function of x for the following positive and negative values of x, taking E to be positive when the vector E points to the right and negative when E points to the left.What is E(-0.100)?

## Homework Equations

I tried the following equations, but I couldn't get any to work for any of the values of x:

E(x<0)= -k [(Q1/x^2)+(Q2/(d-x)^2]

E(0<x<d)= k [(Q1/x^2)-(Q2/(d-x)^2]

E(d<x)= k [(Q1/x^2)+(Q2/(d-x)^2]

## The Attempt at a Solution

E(-0.100)= -9e9 [(4.90e-5/-0.01)+(2.45e4/0.04)] = -1.1e7 N/C

This is being marked incorrect and I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I've attempted multiple times with no luck.