Problem: What is the time constant for the discharge of the capacitor in the figure?

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Time constant:

T=RC

Equivalent resistance for series resistors:

Req=R1+R2

R1 = R2 = 1.0 kΩ (1000Ω/1kΩ) = 1000Ω

Req = R1 + R2 = 1000 + 1000 = 2000 Ω

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What is the time constant for the discharge of the capacitor in the figure?