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Problem 21 Medium Difficulty

Charge $q_{1}=1.00 \mathrm{nC}$ is at $x_{1}=0$ and charge $q_{2}=3.00 \mathrm{nC}$ is
at $x_{2}=2.00 \mathrm{m}$ . At what point betwcen the two charges is the electric ficld cqual to zero?

Answer

0.732 $\mathrm{m}$

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