Voltage Divider Polarity

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What polarity does the output of a voltage divider have?, do the resistors only decrease the original voltage?
 

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Are resistors active or passive components?
 
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Are resistors active or passive components?
They are passive because they do not produce energy. Why?
 
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Is a passive component going to do anything to the polarity of the circuit?
 
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What polarity does the output of a voltage divider have?, do the resistors only decrease the original voltage?
Have you looked at the theory / equation for a Voltage divider (potential divider)? What gave you the impression that the PD could change polarity if the reference zero is the same for input and output?
 
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