Posted by **Anonymous** on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 11:01pm.

Three wire-wound resistors have the following values: 30 ohms, 80 ohms, and 100 ohms. Each resistor has a voltage rating of 100V. If these three resistors are connected in series, can they be connected to a 240V circuit without damage to the resistors? Explain your answer.

please help and thank you

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**Steve**, Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:15am
total R = 210 ohms, so current is 240/210 = 8/7 amps

E=IR so if any R is over 100*7/8=87.5Ω it will experience a voltage drop of over 100V.

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**Henry**, Monday, April 6, 2015 at 10:15pm
E = 240 Volts

R1 = 30 Ohms

R2 = 80 Ohms

R3 = 100 Ohms

I = E/(R1+R2+R3) = 240/210 = 1.143A

V1 = I*R1 = 1.143 * 30 = 34.3 V.

V2 = I*R2 = 1.143 * 80 = 91.4 V.

V3 = I*R3 = 1.143 * 100 = 114.3 V.

The voltage across R3 is higher than the rated voltage.

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