High School Physics : Calculating Total Resistance

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Example Question #31 : Electricity And Magnetism

What is the total resistance of a , and  series circuit?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The formula for resistors in series is .

Plug in our given values.

Example Question #1 : Electricity And Magnetism

There are three resistors in parallel in a circuit with resistances of , and .

What is the equivalent resistance?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The equation for resistors in parallel is:

We are given the values of the resistors. Using this formula, we can solve for the equivalent resistance.

Plug in the given values and solve.

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