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Homework Help: Parallel vs. Series HELP!

  1. Feb 7, 2008 #1
    Parallel vs. Series....HELP!

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    When two resistors are connected in parallel across a battery of unknown voltage, one resistor carries a current of 4.3 A while the second carries a current of 3 A. What current will be supplied bu the same battery if these two resistors are connected to it in series?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I need help getting started....
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 7, 2008 #2
    In series the amps are the same throughout every resistor. In parallel the amps all add up to a total amperage. I'm pretty sure I know how to do it..see if you can figure out the rest.
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