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

a) What is the strength of the electric field at the position indicated by the dot in the figure?

b) What is the direction of the electric field at the position indicated by the dot in the figure? Specify the direction as an angle above the horizontal line.

Figure attached

2. Relevant equations

E = Kq/r^2

3. The attempt at a solution

At first I thought strength of the electric field on both side would be same and the net strength would be O

then I calculated the distance from the point to the charge using Pythagoras theorem and then using the above equation which give me E as 1836 N/C. so for both side it would be 1836*2 = 3673 N/C

but the answer was wrong?

where did I mess up?

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# Strength of the electric field

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