Equivalent Resistance question HELP!!! 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The following diagram shows part of an electrical circuit. Find the equivalent resistance between points A and B of the resistor network. Here is the circuit in question : http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/8742/physicsyf0.th.png [Broken] 2. Relevant equations R_s = R_1 + R_2 + R_n R_p = (1/R_1 + 1/R_2 + 1/R_n)^-1 3. The attempt at a solution I figured out the equations listed above...we have not discussed this in lecture yet (and the hw is due tomorrow before our recitation so I cant get help) so I tried the best I could by reading the text. Here's what I think... The 28 ohm, 5 ohm, and 23 ohm resistors are in a series so they can be replaced by a 56 ohm resistor. The same can be said about the 38, 8, and 7 ohm resistors being replaced with a 73 ohm resistor. Now, the 9 ohm, the 73 ohm, and 56 ohm resistors are parallel so using the R_p equation: R_p = (1/9 + 1/73 + 1/56)^-1 = 7.00 ohms The correct answer is 8 ohms...what am I doing wrong? Do I not understand the concept of series and parallel circuits correctly? Thanks in advance to anyone who helps.