• # question_answer Two wires A & B are carrying currents ${{I}_{1}}\And {{I}_{2}}$as shown in the figure. The separation between them is d. A third wire C carrying a current I is to be kept parallel to them at a distance x from A such that the net force acting on it is zero. The possible values of x are: [JEE Main 10-4-2019 Morning] A) $x=\left( \frac{{{I}_{1}}}{{{I}_{1}}-{{I}_{2}}} \right)d$and$x=\frac{{{I}_{2}}}{({{I}_{1}}+{{I}_{2}})}d$B) $x=\pm \frac{{{I}_{1}}d}{({{I}_{1}}-{{I}_{2}})}$C) $x=\left( \frac{{{I}_{1}}}{{{I}_{1}}+{{I}_{2}}} \right)d$and$x=\frac{{{I}_{2}}}{({{I}_{1}}-{{I}_{2}})}d$D) $x=\left( \frac{{{I}_{2}}}{{{I}_{1}}+{{I}_{2}}} \right)d$and$x=\left( \frac{{{I}_{2}}}{{{I}_{1}}-{{I}_{2}}} \right)d$

Net force on wire carrying current I per unit length is $\frac{{{\mu }_{0}}{{I}_{1}}I}{2\pi x}+\frac{{{\mu }_{0}}{{I}_{1}}I}{2\pi (d-x)}=0$ $\frac{{{I}_{1}}}{x}=\frac{{{I}_{2}}}{x-d}$ $\Rightarrow x=\frac{{{I}_{1}}d}{{{I}_{1}}-{{I}_{2}}}$