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A battery (ε= 10.0V, r = 0.50Ω) is connected to three light bulbs in parallels (R1= 15.0Ω, R2= 21.0Ω, R3= 24.0Ω). Calculate the current in R3.

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  1. See previous post: 12-13-18. 5PM.

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  2. 1/R = 1/15 + 1/21 + 1/24 = 0.156
    so R = 6.41 Ohms
    total resistance including internal of battery = 6.91 Oms
    total current = V/6.91 = 10/6.91 = 1.45 amps
    loss of voltage due to internal resistance = 1.45*0.50 = 0.723 volts
    so useful voltage = 10 - 0.723 = 9.28 volts
    current we want = 9.28/24 = 0.387 amps

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  3. but now they are in parallel :)

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