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## Homework Statement

## Homework Equations

V = kQ/r

PE = Vq

## The Attempt at a Solution

Tried a lot of ways... get an order of magnitude less than the answer and also off by a bit too.

Please help. I think you are supposed to take V at each location then multiply by q since this is PE. I carry everything in vector form but my numbers are confusing. Attraction is supposed to be negative PE. Well we have attraction/ repulsion both working on a particle. It gets attracted and repelled to a certain direction. Is this contributing negative or positive potential energy?

I've had a lot of partial insights but no complete solution. Thanks