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Problem: You can increase the capacitance of a capacitor by A. Decreasing the plate spacing B. Increasing the plate spacing.  C. Decreasing the area of the plates. D. Increasing the area of the plates. E. Both A and D F. Both B and C

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Capacitance,

C=ε0Ad

From the above equation, we can increase the capacitance by:

Increasing the Area, A, 

or 

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You can increase the capacitance of a capacitor by 

A. Decreasing the plate spacing 

B. Increasing the plate spacing.  

C. Decreasing the area of the plates. 

D. Increasing the area of the plates. 

E. Both A and D 

F. Both B and C

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