The time constant for RC circuits:
For two capacitors in series:
For 2 resistors in parallel:
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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