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Problem: A) Consider the combination of capacitors shown in the diagram, where C1 = 3.00 μF, C2 = 11.0 μF, C3 = 3.00 μF, and C4 = 5.00 μF.Find the equivalent capacitance CA of the network of capacitors. Express your answer in microfarads.B) Two capacitors of capacitance C5 = 6.00 μF and C6 = 3.00 μF are added to the network, as shown in the diagram. Find the equivalent capacitance CB of the new network of capacitors.

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For capacitors in parallel:

Ceq=C1+C2+...+Cn

For series:

Ceq=C1C2C1+C2

(A)

C3 and C4 are in parallel.

C34 = 3.00 + 5.00 = 8.00 μF

C2 and C34 are in parallel.

C234 = 11.0 + 8.00 = 19.0 μF

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A) Consider the combination of capacitors shown in the diagram, where C1 = 3.00 μF, C2 = 11.0 μF, C3 = 3.00 μF, and C4 = 5.00 μF.

Find the equivalent capacitance CA of the network of capacitors. Express your answer in microfarads.

B) Two capacitors of capacitance C5 = 6.00 μF and C6 = 3.00 μF are added to the network, as shown in the diagram. Find the equivalent capacitance CB of the new network of capacitors.



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