Charge of Capacitors in Series

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1. Two capacitors, one 7.2 [tex]\mu[/tex]F the other 16 [tex]\mu[/tex]F, are connected in series across a 15 V battery.

Find the charge stored on 7.2 [tex]\mu[/tex]F capacitor.
Find the charge stored on 16 [tex]\mu[/tex]F capacitor.


2. C-eq =5.0[tex]\mu[/tex]F and V=Q/C and [tex]\epsilon[/tex]=Q(1/C-eq)


3. I know that both Q values should be the same because the capacitors are in series, but I'm not sure how to go about using the formulas I have. I've tried averages of the two charges, and that didn't work. What am I missing? Thanks in advance!
 
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Nevermind, figured it out on my own.
 

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