(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A network consists of a combination of parallel and series connections. What is the equivalent resistance of the network? (Hint: Use the series and parallel resistance formulas).

The network looks like this:

2. Relevant equations

When a circuit is in series, R = R1 + R2 + R3...

When a circuit is in parallel, R = 1/R1 + 1/R2 + 1/R3...

3. The attempt at a solution

First, c and b are in series, so I just add them up. 5 + 3 = 8.

Now, a, d, and this new resistor of value 8 are in series. So add them up again.

8 + 4 + 1 = 13.

Did I do that correctly?

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# Homework Help: Find the Equivalent Resistance of a Network

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