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## Homework Statement

A 10.0 uF capacitor is charged by a 10-V battery through a resistance R. The capacitor reaches a potential difference of 4.00-V in a time interval of 3.00 s after charging begins. Find R.

## Homework Equations

C = Q/ΔV

q = εC(1-e

^{(-t/RC)}

## The Attempt at a Solution

Im not really sure where to begin. Q is not given. But I know I can relate capacitance and potential difference using C = Q/ΔV. I cannot find q using q = εC(1-e

^{(-t/RC)}because R is not given. I am missing a variable and I do not know how to solve since q nor Q were given. I follow how my teacher got the equation of q = εC(1-e

^{(-t/RC)}and in all cases 2 variables are unknown. I am assuming I should set up a system of 2 equations to account for the variables, but I do not know how or where to begin. Could someone please help?