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Number of Electric Field Lines: Comparing Field Strength

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In a certain electric field diagram for the field set up by two source charges, there are more field lines touching charge A than are touching charge B.

What does this information tell you about the two charges?

A

Charge A is positive while charge B is negative.

B

Charge B is positive while charge A is negative.

C

Charge A has a larger magnitude of charge than B.

D

Charge B has a larger magnitude of charge than A.