Voltage drop across a wire

  1. Compute the voltage drop along a 25 m length of household no. 14 copper wire (used in 15A circuits). The wire has diameter 1.628 mm and carries a 15 A current.



    I just plugged the resistivity of copper wire which is 1.72*10^-8, length, and area in to find the resistance. Which is .206 and then I found the voltage drop of 3.09v which was wrong what did i do wrong?
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  3. LowlyPion

    LowlyPion 5,324
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    Perhaps you should show your calculation?
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