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Homework Help: What is the magnitude of the charge on a second object?

  1. Feb 24, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Two charges are seperated by a distance of 17 m. The charge on one object is 22 x10-6 C and the magnitude of the electrostatic force between them is 0.8 N. What is the magnitude of the charge on the second object?
    (enter your answer as a decimal with at least 4 non-zero digits)

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 24, 2014 #2
    Have you ever come across an equation which gives the force between two charged particles?
  4. Feb 24, 2014 #3
    Are you asking me do I have the equation for this problem?
  5. Feb 24, 2014 #4
  6. Feb 24, 2014 #5
    F= 9x10 (with an exponent of 9) q1 q 2 divided by D2
  7. Feb 24, 2014 #6
    Ok, does that equation apply to this problem? Which variables are unknowns in this situation?
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