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    Two positive chrages, when combined, give a total charge of +8.7 micro Couloumbs. When the charges are seperated by 3.00 meters, the force exerted by one charge on the other has a magnitude of 8.30E-3 Newtons. Find the amount of each charge.

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    Let the charges be e1 and e2
    e1+ e2= 8.7 micro Coulombs= 0.0000087 Coulomb

    Force between the two charges when separated by 3 m = 8.3 E-3= 0.0083 Newtons

    Force=e1 * e2 /(4 pi epsilon ...

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    The solution calculates the magnitude of electric charges.