1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I get depressed and frustrated with every physics problem. The more studying and reading I do, the worse my grade gets. Talk about diminishing returns. Anyway, charges q1=1.65x10^-5 C and q2=-5.65x10^-5 C are placed 0.6 m apart. How much work must be done by an outside agent to move these charges slowly and steadily until they are 0.355 m apart? 2. Relevant equations V=k/r(q1+q2) deltaV= -E*delta r -W=-qE*delta r 3. The attempt at a solution Attempt at the solution is more than likely wrong Vinitial=k/0.6(q1+q2) Vfinal=k/0.355(q1+q2) deltaV= final-initial deltaV=-W*(-q) W=deltaV/q I got a really huge number. I used q=1.65x10^-5 because the positive charge will move to the negative charge.