# A 10 µF, 20 µF, 22 µF, and 100 µF capacitor are in parallel. What is the total capacitance?

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May 15, 2014

For capacitors connected in parallel, the total capacitance (also known as the equivalent capacitance) is just the sum of the individual capacitances:

For capacitors connected in **parallel**, it is like having a capacitor with a larger plate area, which allows it to hold more charge when connected to a certain voltage, which means that the total capacitance is **larger**.

For this question, you would just add the 4 different capacitances together.