(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

An underground telephone cable, consisting of a pair of wires, has suffered a short somewhere along its length (at point P in the Figure). The telephone cable is 6.00 km long, and in order to determine where the short is, a techician first measures the resistance between terminals AB; then he measures the resistance across the terminals CD. The first measurement yields 10.00 Ohm; the second 95.00 Ohm. Where is the short? Give your answer as a distance from point C.

2. Relevant equations

I = V/R

Vtotal = I (R1 + R2)

ohm = V/A

3. The attempt at a solution

Honestly, I have no idea where to even start with this question. I would know how to calculate the total voltage, but this problem doesn't give any voltage, and I don't know what length the ohm refers to? Also, it doesn't even look like AB are attached or CD are attached. Can someone help get me started? Thanks!!! I attached a picture of the problem.

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# Homework Help: Short in Wires with 2 Different Resistances

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