(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

Q=CV

3. The attempt at a solution

For part A, I've tried working out the algebra, with the assumptions that V_{1}+ V_{2}= V and Q_{1}+ Q_{2}= Q

Basically, I solved Q by finding the equivalent capacitance, then said Q_{1}=C_{1}*V_{1}and Q_{2}=C_{2}*V_{2}

Then by my second assumption, said Q - Q_{2}=C_{1}*V_{1}.

Next I eliminated Q_{2}by combining those equations. At this point the only two unknowns were V1 and V2 which I solved for using the first assumption. As you can imagine this resulted in an algebra nightmare. I'm afraid that I am completely off track with this problem. I there an easier way to solve this?

Thanks

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# Homework Help: Voltage Across Two Capacitors In Series

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