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# Problem: Suppose you have an electric field that exerts a 2.05 × 10–5 N upward force on a –1.6 μC charge. Calculate the vertical component of the electric field, in Newtons per coulomb, taking up to be the positive direction.

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Electric force:

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###### Problem Details

Suppose you have an electric field that exerts a 2.05 × 10–5 N upward force on a –1.6 μC charge. Calculate the vertical component of the electric field, in Newtons per coulomb, taking up to be the positive direction.