Calculating Resistance of a Light Bulb

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Homework Statement


Hook up a round bulb to two D batteries. Measure the voltage drop across the bulb. Measure the current flowing through the bulb. Calculate the resistance of the bulb. V=2.25v; I=0.24A


Homework Equations


R=deltaV/I


The Attempt at a Solution


Is the "V" in the equation the number the multimeter gave me (2.25v) or do I use 3.0v-2.25v=0.75? In the first case R=9.3. Using 0.75v R=3.13.
 

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