The circuit in the diagram contains two capacitors connected in parallel. What is the total capacitance of the circuit?
In the diagram, we can see that we have a 65-microfarad capacitor and a 35-microfarad capacitor hooked up in parallel with our battery. To determine the total capacitance of our circuit, we need to remember the equation for capacitors connected in parallel. Total capacitance in parallel is equal to capacitor one plus capacitor two and so on and so forth for as many capacitors as we have in parallel. In our circuit, we have a 35-microfarad capacitor and a 65-microfarad capacitor. When we add 35 microfarads and 65 microfarads, we get a total capacitance of 100 microfarads. Therefore, we can say that the total capacitance of our circuit is 100 microfarads.