1. Jul 11, 2007

### ilanwamh

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Circuit diagram: a battery connects three capacitors in the following way.

Connects two capacitors in "parallel" and ends the circuit by connecting a capacitors in series.

C2
batteries { } C1 -> back to battery
C3

C1 = 3C
C2 = C
C3 = 5C

Question: State the ranking of the capacitors according to the charge they store, from largest to smallest.

2. Relevant equations

V = Q / C ?
Q1/Q2 = C1/C2 ?

3. The attempt at a solution
I combined C2 and C3... so let C4 be the combination of C2 and C4

battery -> C4 -> C1 -> back to battery
Q1/Q4 = C1/C4
Q1/Q4 = 3C/6C

??? but I think I am wrong... cuz the solution says that Q1 = greatest

2. Jul 11, 2007

### ilanwamh

um, i dunno why the circuit looks different than I organized in the text earlier... so please ignore

C2
batteries { } C1 -> back to battery
C3

3. Jul 11, 2007

### ilanwamh

Okay, nevermind... I have done more readings online and found the answer. Thanks anyway =)