# Problem: Two charged particles of equal magnitude (−Q and +Q) are fixed at opposite corners of a square that lies in a plane (see figure below). A test charge +q is placed at a third corner. What is the direction of the force on the test charge due to the two other charges?

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Two charged particles of equal magnitude (−Q and +Q) are fixed at opposite corners of a square that lies in a plane (see figure below). A test charge +q is placed at a third corner. What is the direction of the force on the test charge due to the two other charges? What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

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