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Problem: Consider the combination of capacitors shown in the diagram, where C1 = 3.00uF, C2 = 11.0 uF, C3 = 3.00 uF, and C4 = 5.00uF. Find the equivalent capacitance CA of the network of capacitors. Express your answer in microfarads.

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For capacitors in parallel, the equivalent capacitance is:

Ceq=C1+C2+...+Cn

For 2 capacitors in series, the equivalent capacitance is:

Ceq=C1C2C1+C2

Capacitors C3 and C4 are in parallel.

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

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

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