Power in circuits:
Equivalent resistance for resistors in series:
In this problem, we have two branches connected to 120V. One branch has two bulbs (40W and 60W) while the other branch has a 100W resistor.
Light bulbs labeled 40 W, 60 W, and 100 W are connected to a 120 V/60 Hz power line as shown in the figure.
What is the rate at which energy is dissipated in each bulb? Express your answers using two significant figures.
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