Consider the figure. Let the charges #-1C, 2C# and #-1C# be denoted by #q_1,q_2# and #q_3# respectively.

Let the positions at which charges are placed be in the units of meters.

Let #r_13#be the distance between the charges #q_1 and q_3#.

From figure

#r_13=1-(-2)=1+2=3m#

Let #r_23#be the distance between the charges #q_2 and q_3#.

From figure

#r_23=2-1=1m#

Let #F_13# be the force due to charge #q_1# on the charge #q_3#

#F_13=(kq_1q_3)/r_13^2=(9*10^9*(1)(1))/3^2=1*10^9N#

This force is repulsive and is towards charge #q_2#.

Let #F_23# be the force due to charge #q_2# on the charge #q_3#

#F_23=(kq_2q_3)/r_23^2=(9*10^9*(2)(1))/1^2=18*10^9N#

This force is attractive and is towards charge #q_2#.

The total force or net force on charge #q_3# is the sum of above two forces.

Since the above two forces #F_13# and #F_23# are in same direction therefore they can be added directly.

Let #F_3# be the total force on the charge #q_3#.

#implies F_3=F_13+F_23=1*10^9+18*10^9=19*10^9=1.9*10^10N#

#implies F_3=1.9*10^10N#

Since #F_13 and F_23# are toward the charge #q_2# therefore the force #F_3# is also toward the charge #q_2#.