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# An electric dipole has a pair of equal and opposite point charges + Q and Q separated by a distance 2x. The axis of the dipole is defined as

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the line joining positive charge to -ve charge
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the line making angle of 45o with line joining two charges
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perpendicular to the line joining the two charges drawn at the centre and pointing upward direction.
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perpendicular to the line joining the two charges drawn at the centre and pointing downward direction.
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## The correct option is B the line joining positive charge to -ve chargeAn electric dipole has a pair of equal and opposite +Q and −Q distance =2x. In this context, axis of an electric dipole is always directed from (−Ve) charge.

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