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

Two point charges of -2.5 µC and 6.0 µC lying along the x axis are 1.0 m apart. Locate the point (other than infinity) at which the total electric field is zero.

2. Relevant equations

I was thinking: E=F/q

and

F=K (Q x q)/d^2

But I'm not quite sure how to use them.

3. The attempt at a solution

Using the second equation I found F to be -.135. But I don't think that's right, and then when plugging that into the E=F/q. E would have to be zero, since I'm trying to find where the total electric field is zero? Then there's no solutions other than infinity, are there? And what exactly is q in the first equation. I really have no idea what's going on here.

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# Homework Help: Where the total electric field is equal to zero?

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