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Problem: Point charges of 0.27 μC and 0.71 μC are placed 0.45 m apart.a. At what point along the line between them is the electric field zero? Give your answer in m from 0.27 μC charge.b. What is the magnitude of the electric field halfway between them in N/C?

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Electric field:

E=kqr2

(a)

Since both the charges are positive, the electric field will be zero at a point on the line joining them.

Let's take the distance from q1 (0.27 μC) to be x

Thus, the distance from q2 where the electric field will be zero is d - x, where d is the separation between the two charges.

The electric field due to charge q1 (0.27 μC) is:

E1=kq1x2

Electric field due to charge q2 (0.71 μC) at d-x is:

E2=kq2(d-x)2

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Point charges of 0.27 μC and 0.71 μC are placed 0.45 m apart.

a. At what point along the line between them is the electric field zero? Give your answer in m from 0.27 μC charge.

b. What is the magnitude of the electric field halfway between them in N/C?

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