Posted by Nancy on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 2:19pm.
A resistor has a resistance of 15 ohms. What size of resistor, (r2), should be connected in parallel with it to obtain a resistance of 7 ohms.
Use 1/R=1/r1+1/r2.
r2= ohms?

Algebra 2  Steve, Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 2:56pm
just plug and chug:
1/7 = 1/r2 + 1/15
1/7  1/15 = 1/r2
8/105 = 1/r2
r2 = 105/8 = 13.125