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Problem: Find the direction and magnitude of the net electrostatic force exerted on the point charge q2 in the figure. Let q=+2.6mu and d=35cm. Answer in Newtons. Please show all your work. 

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The electric force is given by:

Fe=qE, where q is the charge and E is the electric field. 

Electric field:

E=kqr2, where k is Coulomb's constant and r is the distance from the point to the charge q. 

We can visualize the electric fields in the diagram as follows:

Now, 

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Find the direction and magnitude of the net electrostatic force exerted on the point charge q2 in the figure. Let q=+2.6mu and d=35cm. Answer in Newtons. Please show all your work. 

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