I know that if you put a resistor in series with a cap the time delay is R x C.

What I don't understand is how you would arrange the components.

e.g. I want to delay a carry signal from one 4017 to another.

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Would the above work? A is the carry out signal and b the clock of the next counter.

My understanding is that the current will not go through to B while the cap is charging. Once the cap is charged, the current can no longer go through to ground and will go through to B.