1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Two charges are placed on the x axis. One charge (q1= +8.5 micro coulombs) is at x1 = +3.0cm and the other (q2 = -21 micro coulombs) is at x1 = +9.0cm. Find the net electric field (magnitude and direction) at (a) x = 0cm and (b) x = +6.0cm 2. Relevant equations E = kq1/r^2 3. The attempt at a solution (9x10^9 Nm^2/c^2)(8.5x10^-6 c) / (0.03m)^2 + (9x10^9 Nm^2/c^2)((-21)x10^-6 c) / (0.09m)^2 = 8.5x10^7 N/c + -2.3x10^7 N/c = 6.2x10^7 N/c Answer key says -6.2x10^7 N/c, I can't figure out why the electric field is negative.