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

You measure an electric field E at a distance x from a point charge. What is the electric flux through a sphere whose center is at that distance and whose radius is less than x from the charge?

2. Relevant equations

E*dA = (q_enc)/(e_0)

3. The attempt at a solution

I'm not sure that I'm understanding the question....The sphere does not enclose the point charge since its center is at x and its radius is less than x from the charge, so doesn't that mean q_enc = 0 and the flux is 0? (I have the answer so I know it's not zero, but I don't understand what I'm missing conceptually here....)

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# Point charge and electric flux

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