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Homework Help: Power consumed in a resistor

  1. Jun 2, 2017 #1
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    The first and foremost thing which I do not understand in this question is that there are many resistors present in the circuit , so how is it that we could relate power dissipated in one resistor to the power supplied by the batteries ??

    But if I assume only one resistor , then I do get option a) .


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  3. Jun 3, 2017 #2


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    That's correct.
    When you make changes in the supply voltage, voltage across and current through each resistor in the network change proportionally. This is because resistors follow linear relation between V and I i.e. Ohm's law, irrespective of their configuration.
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