A charge of #1 C# is at #(3,-2)# and a charge of #-3 C# is at #( -4,-1) #. If both coordinates are in meters, what is the force between the charges?
The distance between them can be found by subtracting
The electrical force is given by
Using the values we know,
Since the charges are opposite, they are attractive, so even though the force has a negative symbol, that means they are pulling together, not pushing apart.