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## Homework Statement

"A 6.0V battery is connected across a parallel combination of two resistors ; one 10 ohm and one 40 ohm. Thee total current provided by the battery is 0.25A. Obtain a value for the internal resistance.

## Homework Equations

E= IR +Ir

## The Attempt at a Solution

I find the combined resistance of the resistors to be 8 ohms, and sub this into the equation above, and solve for little r, but get an answer of 16 ohms; the correct answer, according to the answer book is 4 ohms. Please can you show me a correct solution to the question!

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