Equivalent capacitance in series:
Equivalent capacitance in parallel:
The two configurations shown below are constructed using identical capacitors.
1) Which of these configurations has the lowest overall capacitance?
c) Both configurations have the same capacitance
2) Briefly explain your reasoning
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