Combining Resistors in Series & Parallel Video Lessons

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# Problem: You have a collection of six 1.0 kΩ resistors.What is the smallest resistance you can make by combining them?

###### FREE Expert Solution

The smallest resistance is obtained by connecting the resistors in parallel.

Equivalent resistance for resistors in parallel:

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

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###### Problem Details

You have a collection of six 1.0 kΩ resistors.

What is the smallest resistance you can make by combining them?