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## Homework Statement

Find the net electric flux through the spherical closed surface shown in the figure below. The two charges on the right are inside the spherical surface. (Take q1 = +1.96 nC, q2 = +1.03 nC, and q3 = -3.09 nC.)

https://www.webassign.net/serpse8/24-p-006-alt.gif

## The Attempt at a Solution

I know this is a Gauss's Law problem. I began by treating each of the charges INSIDE the sphere as a point charge form Coulomb's Law. I am under the impression that the one outside has no effect on the flux through the sphere?

Thus I set up the equations

k(q1/r^2) + k(q2/r^2) = Net Flux

However, I do not know the radius of the sphere. So I assume this is not the right way to go about this.

I am also aware that the Electric field is radial.