In this problem, we're required to get electric potential.
The electric potential at any point is expressed as:
The total potential is, thus:
Three point charges -Q, -Q, and +3Q are arranged along a line as shown in the sketch.
Find an expression for the electric potential at the point P in terms of k,R, and Q.
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