# Outlets on a household circuit are arranged in

1. Jun 24, 2012

### Curious314

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Outlets on a household circuit are arranged in:
a)parallel.
b)a combination of series and parallel.
c)series.
d)neither series or parallel.
e)not given

3. The attempt at a solution

I'm lost here...

2. Jun 24, 2012

### DaveC426913

Here's a hint: do you know what happens to a string of lights in series - say, a string of Christmas lights - when one bulb goes out?

3. Jun 24, 2012

### Curious314

some won't light and some others willl, so thats a combination of series and parallels

4. Jun 24, 2012

### DaveC426913

On a single strand of Christmas lights?

5. Jun 24, 2012

### Curious314

yeah they have like 4 different sets, and maybe one of those sets wont light completely, but the rest 3 will. No?

6. Jun 24, 2012

### DaveC426913

Fair enough. So, you understand the correlation between series v. parallel and strands going dark v. strands staying lit.

What happens in a house?

7. Jun 24, 2012

### azizlwl

deleting my post.

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