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Posted by **Katelynn** on Monday, February 8, 2010 at 9:55pm.

Resistance of Resistor 1 & 2 = 1000 +/- 5%

so R1 =1000+/- 50

R2= 1000 +/1 50

i need to calculate R using the equation...

R= 1/R1 + 1/R2

I am confused as to what the uncertainty would be for R...please help!!

- Physics URGENT -
**bobpursley**, Monday, February 8, 2010 at 10:59pmThis is a classic trick question.

Read the section on parallel resistors:

http://www.ee.unb.ca/tervo/ee2791/errors3.htm

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