**Answer:**

**a)** the total electric potential is **2282000 V**

**b)** the total electric potential (in V) at the point with coordinates (0, 1.50 cm) is **1330769.23 V**

**Explanation:**

Given the data in the question and as illustrated in the image below;

a) Determine the total electric potential (in V) at the origin.

We know that; electric potential due to multiple charges is equal to sum of electric potentials due to individual charges

so

Electric potential at p in the diagram 1 below is;

Vp = V1 + V2

Vp = kq1/r1 + kq2/r2

we know that; Coulomb constant, k = 9 × 10⁹ C

q1 = 4.60 uC = 4.60 × 10⁻⁶ C

r1 = 1.25 cm = 0.0125 m

q2 = -2.06 uC = -2.06 × 10⁻⁶ C

location x2 = −1.80 cm; so r2 = 1.80 cm = 0.018 m

so we substitute

Vp = ( 9 × 10⁹ × 4.60 × 10⁻⁶/ 0.0125 ) + ( 9 × 10⁹ × -2.06 × 10⁻⁶ / 0.018 )

Vp = (3312000) + ( -1030000 )

Vp = 3312000 -1030000

Vp = **2282000 V**

Therefore, the total electric potential is **2282000 V**

b)

the total electric potential (in V) at the point with coordinates (0, 1.50 cm).

As illustrated in the second image;

r1² = 0.015² + 0.0125²

r1 = √[ 0.015² + 0.0125² ]

r1 = √0.00038125

r1 = 0.0195

Also

r2² = 0.015² + 0.018²

r2 = √[ 0.015² + 0.018² ]

r2 = √0.000549

r2 = 0.0234

Now, Electric Potential at P in the second image below will be;

Vp = V1 + V2

Vp = kq1/r1 + kq2/r2

we substitute

Vp = ( 9 × 10⁹ × 4.60 × 10⁻⁶/ 0.0195 ) + ( 9 × 10⁹ × -2.06 × 10⁻⁶ / 0.0234 )

Vp = 2123076.923 + ( -762962.962 )

Vp = 2123076.923 -792307.692

Vp = **1330769.23 V**

Therefore, the total electric potential (in V) at the point with coordinates (0, 1.50 cm) is **1330769.23 V**