(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Consider two parallel conducting wires along the direction of the z axis as shown below. Wire 1 crosses the x-axis at x = -1.80 cm and carries a current of 2.60 A out of the xy-plane of the page. Wire 2 (right) crosses the x axis at x = 1.80 cm and carries a current of 8.80 A into the xy plane.

At which value of x is the magnetic field zero? (Hint: Careful with sign)

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2. Relevant equations

[tex] B = \frac{ \mu I}{2 \pi r} [/tex]

3. The attempt at a solution

Since i know that the point im looking for will be to the left of -1.80 cm on the x-axis, i should be able to deduce a distance from that point using:

[tex] \frac{2.6}{d} = \frac{8.8}{d + 3.6} [/tex]

I found d to be 4.2871. I added this to 1.8 meaning the point it at -6.09 cm on the x axis, which is incorrect. Is my math wrong?

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# Homework Help: Parallell magnetic wires

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