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## equivalent capacitance

I understand how to find equivalent capacitance, but I'm having so much trouble with this problem; I couldn't get the right answer even though I spend hours to do this problem, please help me.

The picture to the problem is the attachment

Find the equivalent capacitance of the circuit shown in the attachment.

Thanks,
abk511
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## equivalent capacitance

On 10/5/2003 1:15:22 AM, abk511 wrote:
>I understand how to find
>equivalent capacitance, but
>I'm having so much trouble
>with this problem; I couldn't
>though I spend hours to do
>
>The picture to the problem is
>the attachment
>
>Find the equivalent
>capacitance of the circuit
>shown in the attachment.
>
>Thanks,
>abk511

Can you post something that shows which crossings and intersections are actual connections?

TTFN,
Eden

## equivalent capacitance

The problem is like that, they don't put crossing or anything like that, they just say find the equivalent capacitance of the system.

## equivalent capacitance

OK, so you must be assuming that each crossing is a connection.

What did you do with the two shorts? Can you see that one short puts 3 capacitors in parallel? The other short puts two of the other capacitors in parallel.

TTFN,
Eden

## equivalent capacitance

I got that part, but i'm confused how to break down the circuit to see things easier to analyze this circuit

## equivalent capacitance

It's really hard to break this down, please help! I need pictures to see how do they break down. thanks

## equivalent capacitance

There is nothing to break down:

TTFN,
Eden

## equivalent capacitance

The connection that separate 8 uF and 6 uF, that connection also separate the 5 uF and 4 UF, is hard to analyze, please help.

## equivalent capacitance

On 10/5/2003 12:23:40 PM, abk511 wrote:
>The connection that separate 8
>uF and 6 uF, that connection
>also separate the 5 uF and 4
>UF, is hard to analyze, please
>help.

That's part of doing the series-parallel analysis. Where capacitors are obviously parallel, such as the 5, 7, 8 uF, convert to a single capacitor. Likewise for the 6 and 4 uF.

I wound up with 15 uF

TTFN,
Eden

## equivalent capacitance

how did you get 15 uF?, the answer for this problem in the book is 15.7 uF