# Series and parallel circuit question

1. Jul 24, 2011

### NeomiXD

SERIES CIRCUIT QUESTION

Given:

R1 = 24 Ω
R2 = 8 Ω
R3 = 60 Ω

Homework Question:

a) Which resistor would have the greatest current passing through it? Explain.
b) Which resistor would have the greatest potential difference across it? Explain.

PARALLEL CIRCUIT QUESTION

given:

R1 = 40 Ω
R2 = 20 Ω
R3 = 60 Ω

Homework Question:

a) Which resistor would have the greatest potential difference across it? Explain.
b) Which resistor would have the greatest current passing through it? Explain.

My Question (s):

Current is the rate at which charge is carried around the circuit and resistance slows down the flow of electricity. If the value of R is a smaller value then any of the other present values of R, does that mean, that resistor provides less resistance? If the value of R is a greater value compared to other R vale present does that mean, that resistor provides a greater resistance?

How is potential difference related to resistance?

2. Jul 24, 2011