(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The 10 ohm resistor in the figure is dissipating 40W of power. How much power is the 5ohm resistor dissipating?

2. P = I^{2}*R

3. I = sqrt(P/R) = 2. I then did P = I^{2}R = (4)(5) = 20 which is incorrect.

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Homework Help: Power dissipation in resistor

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**