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

Three 16 ohm resistors are connected in parallel and placed across a 34 V battery.

(a) What is the equivalent resistance of the parallel circuit?

(b) What is the current delivered by the battery?

2. Relevant equations

(a) (1/equivalent resistance) = 1/R1+1/R2+1/R3+...

(b) I=V/R

3. The attempt at a solution

(a) (1/16)+(1/16)+(1/16) = (3/16)

equivalent resistance = (3/16)

(b) (34 V / 48 ohm) = .7917 amps

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# How to find the current and equivalent resistance in a parallel circuit

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