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Javier Montenegro Joo

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(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.

 

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