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SgtSkittles

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## Homework Statement

I am very lost, I tried everything I can do to find the voltage/stored energy for each capacitor, but no luck.

I know that for parallel, V1=V2=V3 etc and stored energy is Q1+Q2 etc. And for series it's the opposite, but I'm getting completely different numbers for both of them.

For the parallel capacitors I'm getting different voltages and for series I'm getting different stored energy. My teacher did give me a hint and said that the voltage for C3 and C5 is 2.493, but I don't understand how he got that and he wouldn't explain it. So I'm hoping someone here can help guide me in the right direction.

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

**I found the total capacitance:**

C35 = 3.500

C235 = 1.685

C2345 = 1.207

C12345 = 2.950

C123456 = 1.425

I could only find the voltage and stored energy for C123456 and C6 (by working backwards), however I can't figure out how to calculate the other ones.

I got the information for C123456 by doing the following:

For energy stored I did 1.425 UF * 15v = 21.38UC

And for C6 I got the voltage by doing this:

V = 21.38UC/2.75UF= 7.775v

C35 = 3.500

C235 = 1.685

C2345 = 1.207

C12345 = 2.950

C123456 = 1.425

I could only find the voltage and stored energy for C123456 and C6 (by working backwards), however I can't figure out how to calculate the other ones.

I got the information for C123456 by doing the following:

For energy stored I did 1.425 UF * 15v = 21.38UC

And for C6 I got the voltage by doing this:

V = 21.38UC/2.75UF= 7.775v