1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A heater consists of heating elements connected in parallel across a power supply. A wire in one of the heating elements breaks. What happens to the total resistance of the heater? And the power output of the heater? 3. The attempt at a solution Will the resistance increase and the power decrease? I'm just not sure how to explain why that happens. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated! Many Thanks!