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## Homework Statement

Find the equivalent capacitance of the combination between A and B in the figure.

## Homework Equations

For Equivalent Capacitance in series

##\frac{1}{C}##=##\frac{1}{C_1}##+##\frac{1}{C_2}##

For Equivalent Capacitance in parallel

##C##=##C_1##+##C_2##.....

## The Attempt at a Solution

Three capacitors of capacitance 3μF ,5μF and 4μF are in parallel.Hence their equivalent capacitance is 12μF.

We can see the capacitor of capacitance 2 μF became isolated.The reduction process left it with only one lead connected to the circuit.Without both leads connected a component cannot carry current. Charge cannot move onto or off of a capacitor through one wire alone. The capacitor thus has no influence, no utility, as far as the circuit is concerned.

Here capacitors of capacitance 12μF and 6micro F are in series.Using the formula ofequivalent capacitance of capacitor in series I got the answer for equivalent capacitance between A and B as 4μF but the answer given in textbook is ##\frac{10}{3}##μF.I want to know what went wrong.

Thanks.