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## Homework Statement

## Homework Equations

Q=CV

## 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