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Zero Potential of Two Charges on a Line: Negative Coordinate

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Two charges, one having a charge of $+q$ and the other having a charge of $-3q$ are arrayed along the $\hat{x}$ axis as shown in figure 1. The positive charge is located at the point $x = 0$ and the negative charge is located at the point $a = 4.0$ cm.

Figure 1. “Timothy Black. Created for Albert.io. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.”