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Homework Help: Question on Practical Electricity

  1. Aug 18, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    [PLAIN]http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/6260/physicsquestion.jpg [Broken]

    2. Relevant equations

    Not sure...?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I believe the answer should be A or B.

    I'm thinking the live and earth wires will form a complete circuit. Since there is very low resistance, a huge current will be drawn, breaking the fuse.

    ...but it could be B since earth wire is attached to metal case & now the earth wire is connected to the live wire?


    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
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  3. Aug 19, 2010 #2


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    The live wire (brown) is connected to the earth wire. What would happen if you touch a live wire when standing barefoot on a wet floor? (Do not try it!)

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