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# Problem: What is the equivalent resistance of group (a) of resistors shown in the figure?What is the equivalent resistance of group (b) of resistors shown in the figure?Express your answers using two significant figures.

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Equivalent resistance,

For resistors in parallel,

$\overline{)\frac{\mathbf{1}}{{\mathbf{R}}_{\mathbf{eq}}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{\mathbf{1}}{{\mathbf{R}}_{\mathbf{1}}}{\mathbf{+}}\frac{\mathbf{1}}{{\mathbf{R}}_{\mathbf{2}}}{\mathbf{+}}\frac{\mathbf{1}}{{\mathbf{R}}_{\mathbf{3}}}{\mathbf{.}}{\mathbf{.}}{\mathbf{.}}}$

For resistors in series,

$\overline{){{\mathbf{R}}}_{{\mathbf{eq}}}{\mathbf{=}}{{\mathbf{R}}}_{{\mathbf{1}}}{\mathbf{+}}{{\mathbf{R}}}_{{\mathbf{2}}}{\mathbf{+}}{{\mathbf{R}}}_{{\mathbf{3}}}{\mathbf{+}}{\mathbf{.}}{\mathbf{.}}{\mathbf{.}}}$

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What is the equivalent resistance of group (a) of resistors shown in the figure?
What is the equivalent resistance of group (b) of resistors shown in the figure?

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