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Question
(a) An $8.00\textrm{ }\mu\textrm{F}$ capacitor is connected in parallel to another capacitor, producing a total capacitance of $5.00\textrm{ }\mu\textrm{F}$ . What is the capacitance of the second capacitor? (b) What is unreasonable about this result? (c) Which assumptions are unreasonable or inconsistent?
1. $-3.00\textrm{ }\mu\textrm{F}$
2. A negative capacitance is not possible.
3. When capacitors are connected in parallel, the total capacitance will always be greater than each single capacitance. $5.00\textrm{ }\mu\textrm{F}$ is too low for the total capacitance.
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