Problem: Suppose that R = 5 kΩ 12 and C = 3 uF.What is the time constant for the discharge of the capacitors in (Figure 1)? Express your answer to two significant figures and include the appropriate units. 

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The time constant for RC circuits:

τ=RC

For two capacitors in series:

Ceq=C1C2C1+C2

For 2 resistors in parallel:

Req=R1R2R1+R2

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Suppose that R = 5 kΩ 12 and C = 3 uF.

What is the time constant for the discharge of the capacitors in (Figure 1)? 

Express your answer to two significant figures and include the appropriate units. 

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