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    A resistor and a capacitor are connected in series across a 150 V a.c supply. When the frequency is 40 Hz the current is 5 A, and when the frequency is 50 Hz the current is 6 A. Find the resistance and capacitance of the resistor and capacitor respectively.

    If they are now connected in parallel across the 150 V supply, find the total current and its power factor when the frequency is 50 Hz.

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    A resistor and a capacitor are connected in series across a 150 V a.c supply. When the frequency is 40 Hz the current is 5 A, and when the frequency is 50 Hz the current is 6 A. Find the resistance and capacitance of the resistor and capacitor respectively.

    If they are now connected in parallel across the 150 V supply, find the total current and its power factor when the frequency is 50 Hz.
    Solution: R C
    I

    V = Vosinωt = Vosin2Πft
    Part I
    Case 1: Frequency f = 40 Hz, Angular frequency = ω = 2Πf = 2Π x 40 = 251.33 rad/sec
    Reactance of the capacitor = XC = 1/jωC = 1/j(251.33C)
    Impedance of the R-C series combination = Z = R + XC = R + 1/j(251.33C) = R - j ...

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