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A resistor (resistance=R) is connected first in parallel and then in series with a 2.00 ohm resistor. A battery delivers five times as much current to the parallel combination as it does the series combination. Determine the two possible values for R.

So let's see: I can use I=V/R

For series it's I=V/(R+2)

For parallel it's 5I=V/(1/R+1/2ohm) Ok, now I equate the Currents (I)

and I get V/(R+2)=V/5(1/R+1/2). I can cancel out the V's and I'll have:

Now I solve for R?

Am I on the right track?

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# Homework Help: HELP! Resistors Parallel/series

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