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Problem: A positive point charge q1 = 2.0 uC is located at x = 0, y = 0.30 m, a negative point charge q2 = -2.0 uC is located at x = 0, y = -0.30 m. A third point charge Q = 5.0 uC is located at x = 0.40 m, y = 0.Part A: What is the magnitude of the total electric force that charges q1 and q2 exert on charge Q? express your answer in newtonsPart B: What is the direction of the total electric force that charges q1 and q2 exert on charge Q? express your answer in degrees

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A positive point charge q1 = 2.0 uC is located at x = 0, y = 0.30 m, a negative point charge q2 = -2.0 uC is located at x = 0, y = -0.30 m. A third point charge Q = 5.0 uC is located at x = 0.40 m, y = 0.


Part A: What is the magnitude of the total electric force that charges q1 and q2 exert on charge Q? express your answer in newtons


Part B: What is the direction of the total electric force that charges q1 and q2 exert on charge Q? express your answer in degrees

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