hi guys, I know this sound strange but it did happen. I was working on a question asking about calculating the resistance of a resistors, using different material one is copper and another is aluminium. I got the right answer, and wrote down the formula and steps that I used. But then I only didn't put in the values that I actually used. Just formula, steps and answer. Now when I come back to look at it again, I couldn't get the same answer that I originally correct. Either could I back track how I did it, so I hope someone can point it out to me, how I did it in the first place, and did I do it right then. 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data a 20mm long piece of copper wire (sigma = 5.8*10^7 (ohm.m)^-1) with a diameter of 0.01mm is used as a resistor. you want to design a resistor with the same resistance but the only wire avaiable to you is an aluminium wire (sigma = 3.4*10^7)ohm.m)^-1) with diameter 0.02 mm. calculate the length for the piece of aluminium wire for which the two resistances are the same 2. Relevant equations R = pL/A 3. The attempt at a solution the steps that I wrote down original listed below, and I haven't put in the fitted values then, but as I tries to put in all the values in again, I didn't get a consistence result. Rcu = pL/A = L/ (sigma* A) = (L/sigma) (4/ pi d^2) =4.39ohm Values I used to reattempt to get answer: L = 20mm = 0.02m sigma = 5.8*10^7 d = (0.01*10-3) ^2 Rcu = (0.02/(5.8*10^7)) * (4/ (pi*(.01*10^-3)^2 Why......?