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Hi all,

This question was given in my physics book.

I used the general method ... you know ... assign charges, assume potentials... solve equations.

My question is that aren't the two capacitors highlighted red in parallel, because i guess they are as the potential drop across them is same, but it doesn't work to get the answer i.e. 10uF.

If they are not in parallel, please tell me how to tell if two capacitors are in series or parallel ...

Thanks for help!

This question was given in my physics book.

**Given that: C1 = 4uF and C2 = 6uF (u=micro)**... it comes out to be C1 + C2 = 10uFI used the general method ... you know ... assign charges, assume potentials... solve equations.

My question is that aren't the two capacitors highlighted red in parallel, because i guess they are as the potential drop across them is same, but it doesn't work to get the answer i.e. 10uF.

If they are not in parallel, please tell me how to tell if two capacitors are in series or parallel ...

Thanks for help!

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