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Electric Field at the Corner

SATPHY-CFNJKM

Pictured below are two uniformly charged spheres.

The charges are similar in magnitude, but not necessarily the same.

They are similar in their distance from point $P$ but not necessarily the same.

Which arrow represents a possible direction of the electric field created by these two charges at point $P$?

A

$\nwarrow $

B

$\nearrow $

C

$\searrow $

D

$\swarrow$

E

We cannot answer this question without knowing exact charges and distances.