1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Problem taken from : Fundamentals of Physics , Volume 2 ( 7th edition) Halliday , Resnick , Walker In the figure, a 20.0V battery is connected across capacitors with capacitances C1=C6=3.00mF and C3=C5=2.00C2=2.00C4=4.00mF What is the equivalent capacitance Ceq of the capacitors? 2. Relevant equations Capacitors in series: Q = Q1 = Q2 = ... V = v1 + v2 + ... 1/Ceq = 1/C1 + 1/C2 + ... Capacitors in parallel: Q = Q1 + Q2 + ... V = V1 = V2 = ... Ceq = C1 + C2 + ... 3. The attempt at a solution Given data : C1=C6=3.00mF C3=C5=4.00mF C2=C4=2.00mF I tried combining C3 and C5 since they were connected in series: So 1/C35= 1/4+1/4= C35=2mF Then I tried combining C35 and C4 as they were connected in parallel : C345 = 2+2=4mF Then I'm stuck on how to solve the network of C345,C1,C6 and C2. Did I do any of the above steps wrong and can anyone give me some hints on how to continue ?? Thanks !! PS: I am sorry that the image in the pdf file may be quite small. Please magnify it to see the numbers .Thanks again !