Problem: Two point charges q1 = +10.00 nC and q 2 = +2.00 nC are 0.100 m apart as shown in the figure to the right. Point A is midway between q1 and q2. Point B is 0.080 m from q 1 and 0.060 from q 2. Determine the energy required to move a charge q 3 = +10.00 nC from point B to point A.

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Two point charges q1 = +10.00 nC and q 2 = +2.00 nC are 0.100 m apart as shown in the figure to the right. Point A is midway between q1 and q2. Point B is 0.080 m from q 1 and 0.060 from q 2. Determine the energy required to move a charge q 3 = +10.00 nC from point B to point A.

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