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Three particles are fixed on an x axis. Particle 1 of charge q1 is at x = -a and particle 2 of charge q2 is at x = +a. If their net electrostatic force on particle 3 of charge Q is to be zero, what must be the ratio q1/q2 when particle 3 is at (a) x = +0.249a and (b) x = +2.28a?

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Three particles are fixed on an x axis. Particle 1 of charge q1 is at x = -a and particle 2 of charge q2 is at x = +a. If their net electrostatic force on particle 3 of charge Q is to be zero, what must be the ratio q1/q2 when particle 3 is at (a) x = +0.249a and (b) x = +2.28a?

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The required ratio of t...

К44,
а4
(1.249) 1-0.249)
(1.249)
42 (-0.249)
2.76
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К44, а4 (1.249) 1-0.249) (1.249) 42 (-0.249) 2.76

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