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<<< Resistors in Series and in Parallel >>> 
(1) Determine the total resistance in the
circuit shown
Solution. The two resistors at the top are in series, resulting 2R. The same applies to the two resistors at the bottom. Finally there are 3 resistors in parallel. The total resistance of the circuit is R/2.

(2) Determine the total resistance in the circuit shown Solution . The two resistors at the triangle top are in series, resulting in 2R, while the four at the bottom are two pairs in parallel. Each pair results in R/2. Finally there are three resistors in parallel: 2R, R and R. The total resistance of the circuit is 2R/5.
