Question

Three charges are placed at equal distances on a straight line. If the total potential energy of the system of three charges is zero, then the ratio is :

A

B

C

D

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Correct option is D)



Let the charges be placed as shown in the figure.

The potential energy of the system is given by
Here, denote the three charges in order respectively.

Let

Then, , and

Thus, the potential energy of the system is

But, given that

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