Why can one ignore quantisation of electric charge when dealing with macroscopic i.e., large scale charges? - Physics

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Why can one ignore quantisation of electric charge when dealing with macroscopic i.e., large scale charges?

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In macroscopic or large scale charges, the charges used are huge as compared to the magnitude of electric charge. Hence, quantisation of electric charge is of no use on the macroscopic scale. Therefore, it is ignored and it is considered that the electric charge is continuous.

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