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## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Using Capacitor Equations

Three capacitors in parallel have a capacity of , , and , respectively. What is the total capacitance?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The formula for capacitors in parallel is:

Plug in our given values:

### Example Question #1 : Using Capacitor Equations

Three capacitors in series have a capacity of , , and , respectively. What is the total capacitance?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The formula for capacitors in series is:

Plug in our given values:

### Example Question #51 : Electric Circuits

Three capacitors of equal capacitance are in a series circuit. If the total capacitance is , what is the capacitance of each individual capacitor?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The formula for capacitors in a series is:

Since we have three equal capacitors, we can say:

Using the value for total capacitance, we can find the value for the individual capacitance.

### Example Question #4 : Using Capacitor Equations

Three capacitors of equal capacitance are in a parallel circuit. If the total capacitance is , what is the capacitance of each individual capacitor?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The formula for capacitors in parallel is:

Since we have three equal capacitors, we can say:

Use the value for total capacitance to find the individual capacitance value.

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