What is the total resistance of two resistors in parallel?

Answer When the terminals of two resistors are connected to each other, the resistors are said to be in parallel. Two resistors in parallel have a common voltage, and so the total resistance is equal to t... Read More »

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How do I calculate resistance of parallel resistors?

Invert the resistance values of each resistor. For instance, a 2 Ohm resistor becomes 1/2, and an 8 Ohm resistor becomes 1/8.Add up the inverted resistance values. For instance, 1/2 + 1/8 = 5/8Inv... Read More »

What Is the Resistance of a Parallel Circuit?

A parallel circuit divides into two or more paths before recombining to complete the circuit. In other words, electrons can flow down more than one path. A common problem in elementary physics clas... Read More »

How to Explain Resistance & Resistors?

Electricity is the basis of almost all technology developed by mankind and allows modern life to utilize luxuries such as heating, lighting, and television. On the nanoscale, electricity is the flo... Read More »

How do I add parallel resistors?

List the values of the resistors that are in parallel. An example set would be a 10, 20 and 30 ohm resistor. Add the reciprocals of these numbers: 1/10 + 1/20 + 1/30 = 11/60. Take the result and t... Read More »