# Two charges of # 3 C # and # -1 C# are positioned on a line at points # 6 # and # 5 #, respectively. What is the net force on a charge of # 2 C# at # -2 #?

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May 31, 2017

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#### Explanation:

*The position of the point electric charges in the symbolic figure above is exaggerated.**Coulomb's law states that electrical charges will force each other.**It is a force pushing or pulling force between two charges.**If the charges are the same, pushing is made, if it is reversed, pulling force occurs.**We can calculate the force that the electric charges apply to each other by using the formula given below.*

*Both the B and C spheres apply force to the A sphere.**The net force applied to A is equal to the vector sum of the forces.**Let's calculate the force that B applies to A.*

*Let's calculate the force that C applies to A.*

*Now let's find the vector sum.*

*The net force is in negative x direction.*