# Problem: A metal tube is filled with a gas of ions (a plasma). Inside the gas, 5 coulombs of positive charges is moving to the right each second and 3 coulombs of negative charges is moving to the right each second. What is the total current that is flowing through the tube?Select one:a. 2 Amps flows to the leftb. 8 Amps flows to the leftc. 2 Amps flows to the rightd. 3 Amps flows to the lefte. 8 Amps flows to the right

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1 C/s = 1 A

Both positive charges and negative charges are moving to the right.

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A metal tube is filled with a gas of ions (a plasma). Inside the gas, 5 coulombs of positive charges is moving to the right each second and 3 coulombs of negative charges is moving to the right each second. What is the total current that is flowing through the tube?

Select one:

a. 2 Amps flows to the left

b. 8 Amps flows to the left

c. 2 Amps flows to the right

d. 3 Amps flows to the left

e. 8 Amps flows to the right