# A charge of #-2 C# is at the origin. How much energy would be applied to or released from a # 4 C# charge if it is moved from # (-7 ,1 ) # to #(4 ,-6 ) #?

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Nov 19, 2017

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

**Electrostatic Potential Energy**: The electrostatic potential energy of a charge pair

Assuming that the units of the coordinates are in meters.

Change in potential energy is negative. This means the potential energy has decreased. So the energy is released.