This past Monday I took an exam and got a 99, woot woot! But I can't seem to understand why I got the following question wrong: Complete the following statement: A simple series circuit contains a resistance R and an ideal battery. If a second resistor is connected in parallel with R, A) the voltage across R will decrease. B) the current through R will decrease. C) the total current through the battery will increase. D) the rate of energy dissipation in R will increase. E) the equivalent resistance of the circuit will increase. I picked B since I used the following reseasoning: Itotal = I1 + I2, therefore the current in R is decreased. My professor said that C is the correct answer. Although she tried to explain it, I couldn't understand it. Do you mind explaining it to me, please? Thank you so much!