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## Homework Statement

Two identical capacitors are connected in parallel. Each aquires a charge Q

_{0}when connected to source voltage V

_{0}. The voltage source is the dissconnected and a dielectric(K=3.2) is inserted to one of the capacitors. Determine the charge on each and voltage across each.

## Homework Equations

Given from problem:

C1

_{0}= C2

_{0}

Q1

_{0}= Q2

_{0}

V1

_{0}= V2

_{0}= V

_{0}

## The Attempt at a Solution

I have an example in my txtbook showing a capacitor is that charged by a battery. The battery is then disconnected and a dielectric inserted. The result is that the charge is held constant(because there is nowhere for it to go) and that the voltage drops by a factor of K.

V = V

_{0}/K

This is throwing me off because do i want to say the same thing about the voltage of the capacitor in my problem. They are in parallel so that would mean that both capacitors would have their voltages dropped by this factor of K? If this is true i have the problem solved but something doesn't feel right about it. Anyone know how to handle this problem already? Thanks for your time as always!