Then if we know the voltage, we can find the current through
the entire circuit, and through each individual resistor. Go ahead
and try plugging in a voltage (like 25V) and finding the currents.
You'll be surprised at how simple it is.
Let's try another
example. In the circuit on the right, we have 3 resistors again. But
this time, they are configured differently. Do you see how you would
combine them for the total resistance? First, you must add the 10
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resistors by adding them. This is simple because they are in
Series. |