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## Homework Statement

You are given a number of 10 resistors, each capable of dissipating only 1.0 W without being

destroyed. What is the minimum number of such resistors that you need to combine in series or

in parallel to make a 10 resistor that is capable of dissipating at least 5.0 W?

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

I don't understand the problem. I can't see how the final resistance can be 10 if there is more than one resistor. But at the same time I don't get how the power can be 5 with just one..

Help please, we haven't really seen this in class.