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# Problem: What is the time constant for the discharge of the capacitors in the figure (Figure 1)?

###### FREE Expert Solution

The time constant for the discharge of capacitor:

$\overline{){\mathbf{T}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{R}}{\mathbf{C}}}$

The resistors are in parallel.

$\overline{){{\mathbf{R}}}_{\mathbf{e}\mathbf{q}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{{\mathbf{R}}_{\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{R}}_{\mathbf{2}}}{{\mathbf{R}}_{\mathbf{1}}\mathbf{+}{\mathbf{R}}_{\mathbf{2}}}}$

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###### Problem Details
What is the time constant for the discharge of the capacitors in the figure (Figure 1)?