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Two resistors, R1 and R2, have an equivalent resistance of 710 ohms when they are connected in series and an equivalent resistance of 200 ohms when they are connected in parallel.

a) what are R1 and R2

b) Determine the current traveling through the resistors when they are connected in series and parallel to a 12 v battery.

2. Relevant equations

V=IR

3. The attempt at a solution

R1 and R2 are different.

In a series the equation is just: R1+R2+R3 and for a parallel it is 1/R1+ 1/R2

R1 and R2 must add up to get 910 (total).

I'm just not sure how.

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# Homework Help: Two resistors and total resistance

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