R_{1} is greater than R_{2}.

The voltage across both resistors is the same — parallel resistors.

Electrical power,

$\overline{){\mathbf{P}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{{\mathbf{V}}^{\mathbf{2}}}{\mathbf{R}}}$

The circuit below has two resistors, with R1 > R2. Which of the two resistors dissipates the larger amount of power?

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