Equivalent capacitance for series capacitors:
Equivalent capacitance for parallel capacitors:
The 20 μF and 60 μF are in parallel:
C20,60 = C20 + C60 = 20 + 60 = 80 μF
What is the equivalent capacitance of the three capacitors in the figure?
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