Consider a circuit made of 2 resistors wired in parallel. If the same two resistors were wired in series, the total resistance of the circuit would ____________. *

a. increase
b. decrease
c. stay the same
d. You cannot compare the resistances, since no values are given.

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  1. in parallel, the resistance decreases, since the current can flow through two paths 1/R = 1/R1 + 1/R2

    in series, the resistance increases R = R1 + R2

    so, what do you think?

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