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    Capacitors: Solving when they are in Series and Parallel

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    Question: The problem shows a circuit with 2 capacitors in series and on one side of the circuit: C1 = 8.2 micro-F, C2 = 22 micro-F. Together, those two capacitors are in parallel with C3, which = 15 micro-F. The question asks what is the energy stored in each capacitor, if the circuit is connected to a 9.0 V battery.

    The possible answers are:
    C1 = 1.8 x 10^-4
    C2 = 6.6 x 10^-5
    C3 = 6.1 x 10^-4

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    C1 and C2 are in series. Let V1 and V2 be the voltages across C1 and C2 respectively. ...

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