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## Homework Statement

Six identical capacitors with capacitance C are connected as shown in figure 30.68 (attachment). What is the potential difference between points a and b?

## Homework Equations

C=Q/V

## The Attempt at a Solution

The Cequivalent = 3/2 C

Therefore, Q = CV

= (3/2C)(12)

= 18 C

since capacitors in parallel have the same potential difference, the two capacitors that are in parallel between point a and b have the potential difference,

V = Q/C

= 18C/(C)

= 18

Thus, the two capacitors between point a and b, have a combined potential difference of 36V.

Is this correct?