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Posted by **Lauren** on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 7:16pm.

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**drwls**, Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 8:25pmWherever 3/|x| - 1/|4-x| = 0 , the electric potential is zero.

|x| is the distance from the +3 nC charge and |4-x| is the distance from the -1 nC charge.

To omit the absolute value | | signs and solve algebraically, you need to write and solve separate equations for x<0, 0<x<4 and x>4

For 0<x<4,

3/x - 1/(4-x) = 0

3/x = 1/(4-x)

12 - 3x = x

x = 3

See if there are solutions in the other regions.

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