# Homework Help: Resistance and Radii Relationship

1. May 12, 2013

### anshuman3105

The resistance of wire A is four times the resistance of wire B. Calculate the ratio of the radii of the wires

2. May 12, 2013

### SammyS

Staff Emeritus
Hello anshuman3105. Welcome to PF !

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3. May 13, 2013

### anshuman3105

I just dont know... :(

4. May 13, 2013

### SammyS

Staff Emeritus
Please state the problem word for word as it was given to you.

Are the wires the same length?

Are they made of the same material?

5. May 14, 2013

### anshuman3105

the wires have the same material and same cross-sectional area

6. May 14, 2013

### Saitama

7. May 14, 2013

### anshuman3105

Yaaa...sure..!!

8. May 14, 2013

### Staff: Mentor

If they have the same cross-sectional area then they have the same radii and the ratio is fixed at 1:1. Any other information or details would be irrelevant. It therefore seems likely that you have either misinterpreted the question or are not providing the true problem statement for reasons we can only guess at.