# A charged body has lost 10^3 electrons . find the magnitude of charge on the body?

Jun 28, 2018

The magnitude of charge on the body = $1.6 \cdot {10}^{-} 16 C$
The charge of 1 electron is $- 1.6 \cdot {10}^{-} 19 C$.
$\text{The charge on the body" = 1000 "electrons"*(-1.6*10^-19 C)/"electrons} = - 1.6 \cdot {10}^{-} 16 C$. But the magnitude of charge on the body is 1.6*10^-16 C.