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Total resistance and fractions.

  1. Dec 8, 2006 #1
    I'm trying to understand how fractions relate in total resistance. You have parrell circuits. Each one has a 2 ohm resistor on it. FOr if you go by the law
    1/total resistance = N/sum of resistances. SO that gives us 1/total=2/1

    It we make the 2 a 1 that means the 1 becomes 1/2. SO that means Total=1/1/2. But I did and equation and the total should equal 2. SO do I just avoind the 1 and put 2 or do I include it in 1/2?
     
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  3. Dec 8, 2006 #2

    berkeman

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    Whew baby. I moved this to the homework forums. Let me think about an answer...
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2006
  4. Dec 8, 2006 #3

    berkeman

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    Tell you what, Nuklear, repost this question in the homework forum using the Homework forums posting template, and I'll take care of the cleaning up the duplicate post.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2006
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