A -3.7 nC charge is on the x-axis at X1= -7 cm and a 4.2 nC charge is on the x-axis at X2 = 20 cm.

If the potential at (0, u) is 0, so also is the potential at (0, -u).

Potential at (0, u) due to the -3.7nC charge is kQ/r where r is the distance between (0, u) and (-7, 0).

Here r = (u (-7)) = (u 49)

So this potential is (9.0 x 10 x (-3.7) x 10 )/(u 0.0049)

Similarly the potential due to the 4.2nC charge is

is (9.0 x 10 x 4.2 x 10 )/(u 0.04)

If the total potential at (0, u) is 0, then

-(9.0 x 10 x 3.7 x 10 )/(u 0.0049)

9.0 x 10 x 4.2 x 10 )/(u 0.04), giving

(u 0.0049)/3.7 = (u 0.04)/4.2

4.2(u 0.0049) = 3.7(u 0.04)

u = 0.34m = 34cm.

The points on the y-axis of zero potential are

(0, 34), (0, -34).

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