1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Well the only thing the problem gives is 210 V 2. Relevant equations Q=VC series Q=Q=Q.. V+V=V 1/C=1/C+1/C.. parallel Q+Q+Q.. V=V=V.. C+C+C.. around a loop the voltage is zero. 3. The attempt at a solution Now I have no where to begin. I can see three loops, but don't they conflict with each other? How can you go from a to b on the top, and have the charges equal to each other and then go from a to d to c to b and have those charges equal while both paths equal 210V? that would be something crazy like 4x=6x kind of thing. I don't understand what I am missing. I fine when I can combine capacitors. But I am using the young and freedman book and NO WHERE was there a problem that had capacitors you couldn't combine except the challenge problems where they didn't explain. hm. Thanks for the help guys.