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What is the resistance of R2 in the circuit given:

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t4trendesetter | (Level 1) Honors

Posted June 23, 2013 at 5:58 PM via web

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What is the resistance of R2 in the circuit given:

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 23, 2013 at 6:28 PM (Answer #1)

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The resistor R2 is attached is parallel to the resistor R1 and both of them have a voltage source of 10 V acting across them. There is no relation between the current flowing through the two resistors as they are connected in parallel to the voltage source.

The current I that passes though a resistor R when a voltage V is applied is equal to I = V/R.

There is a current of 10 m A flowing through the resistor R2. This gives the resistance of R2 as 10/(10*10^-3) = 1*1000 = 1000 ohm

The resistance of R2 is 1 k ohm.

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