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Problem: A +2.00 nC point charge is at the origin, and a second -5.00 nC point charge is on the x-axis at x = 0.800 m. (a) Find the magnitude of the electric field at x = 0.200 m on the x-axis. (b) Find the direction of the electric field at x = 0.200 m on the x-axis (in degrees counterclockwise from +x direction).

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A +2.00 nC point charge is at the origin, and a second -5.00 nC point charge is on the x-axis at x = 0.800 m. 
(a) Find the magnitude of the electric field at x = 0.200 m on the x-axis. 
(b) Find the direction of the electric field at x = 0.200 m on the x-axis (in degrees counterclockwise from +x direction).

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