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Current problem Help PLEASE!

  1. Apr 20, 2005 #1
    What current will flow through a would-be rescuer who grasps the first victim(resistance 4600 Ohm) by the wrist and has a resistance of 8000 Ohm to the ground? You may assume the resistance of the part of the original victim between the source of voltage(220 V) and the would-be rescuer is 500 Ohm.
    :bugeye:
    Any help will be great...Thanks so much!
     
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  3. Apr 20, 2005 #2
    A little confused by its wording, but it sounds like it is just a simple problem of resistors in series, and resistors in series just add up, and then you can use ohms law to solve for the current (v/R = i)
     
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