1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?

Similar Discussions: Parallel vs. Series HELP!
  1. Parallel vs Series (Replies: 4)