Here is the question: A positive point charge Q1 = 3.00×10-5 C is fixed at the origin of coordinates, and a negative charge Q2 = -8.86×10-6 C is fixed to the x axis at x = +1.97 m. Find the location of the place along the x axis where the electric field due to these two charges is zero.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I am puzzled.. if both Q1 and Q2 are on the X axis, and they are of opposing signs, doesnt there ALWAYS exist an electric field, since the field will flow from the positive to the negative??

Can someone point out what I am missing? (b/c I am sure I'm missing something very obvious)

thnx

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# Homework Help: Simple electric field question

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