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Problem: In the circuit of Fig. E26.15, each resistor represents a light bulb. Let R1 = R2 = R3 = 4.50 Ω and ε = 9.00 V. (a) What is the current in each of the remaining bulbs R1, R2, and R3?(b) What is the power dissipated in each of the remaining bulbs?

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Equivalent resistance for 2 resistors in parallel:

Req=R1R2R1+R2

Equivalent resistance for resistors in series:

Req=R1+R2+...+Rn

Current:

i=VR

Power:

P=i2R

(a)

Req = R + (R)(R)/(R + R) = R + R/2 = 1.5R

Req = (1.5)(4.50) = 6.75Ω

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In the circuit of Fig. E26.15, each resistor represents a light bulb. Let R1 = R2 = R3 = 4.50 Ω and ε = 9.00 V. 

(a) What is the current in each of the remaining bulbs R1, R2, and R3?

(b) What is the power dissipated in each of the remaining bulbs?

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