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Zero Fields and Potentials

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The picture below shows four pairs of uniformly charged spheres. The red spheres are positively charged; the blue spheres are negatively charged. Each sphere has the same amount of charge. Assume each pair is isolated.

For which pair is there a point between them on the dotted line where the electric field magnitude is zero and a point between them on the dotted line where the electric potential is zero?

A

1

B

2

C

3

D

4

E

None of the pairs has points that meet these conditions.