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# Electric Field: Solving for Force

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Hi, I need some assistance understanding how to solve the following problem.

Problem: A +5.0 micro-Coulomb charge experiences a 0.20 N force in the positive y direction. If this charge is replaced with a -2.7 micro-Coulomb charge, what force will it experience?

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Solution: The force between two charges is given by the formula, F = k q1*q2/r^2

Here we have, F= 0.2N, q1=+5*10^-6C
Thus we can write, 0.2 = k * 5*10^-6 * ...

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