Energy Stored in a capacitor

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Homework Statement



1) A 4.7-mu or micro FF capacitor is charged to 290 V. How much energy is stored in the capacitor?

2) How much additional energy is required to charge the capacitor from 290 V to 780 V?

Homework Equations



U = 1.2*C*V2



The Attempt at a Solution



The first one I got right...

1) U = 1/2*(4.7 * 10-6)*290 = 1.975E-1

2) I thought to find this one you could use the change in energy would have to equal the change in potential? So I tried this...but its not right, can anyone tell me where I went wrong? thanks!

Uf - 1.975E-1 = .5*(4.7E-6)(780)2 - .5*4.7E-6*2902

Uf = 1.4297 J
 

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I did Uf - 1.975E-1 = .5*(4.7E-6)(780)2 - .5*4.7E-6*290^2

but I got 1.232
 
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