1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Capacitors C1 = 6.99 mF and C2 = 1.72 mF are charged as a parallel combination across a 219 V battery. The capacitors are disconnected from the battery and from each other. They are then connected positive plate to negative plate and negative plate to positive plate. Calculate the resulting charge on capacitor C1 2. Relevant equations V=Q/C, Q=CV 3. The attempt at a solution I really do not know how to start this problem. I guess I don't know what is meant by the connection of positive plate to negative plate, visa versa... how does this effect the voltage? How do I reason out this problem?