Solving Resistor Circuits Video Lessons

Video Thumbnail

Concept

Problem: 1. Three identical resistors are connected in series to a battery. If the current of 12 A flows from the battery, how much current flows through any one of the resistors?a) 12 Ab) 4 Ac) 36 Ad) 24 Ae) zero2. If you connect two identical storage batteries together in parallel, and place them in a circuit the combination will providea) twice the voltage and twice the total charge that one battery would.b) twice the voltage and the same total charge that one battery would.c) the same voltage and twice the total charge that one battery would.d) half the voltage and half the total charge that one battery would.e) half the voltage and the same total charge that one battery would3. A current reading is obtained by properly placing an ammeter in a circuit consisting of one resistor and one battery. As a result,a) the voltage drop across the resistor increasesb) the current flowing in the circuit increases.c) the current flowing in the circuit decreasesd) the current flowing in the circuit does not change

FREE Expert Solution

1.

We're told that the resistors are equal and connected in series. 

This means that equal current will flow through each of them. 

81% (194 ratings)
View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

1. Three identical resistors are connected in series to a battery. If the current of 12 A flows from the battery, how much current flows through any one of the resistors?
a) 12 A
b) 4 A
c) 36 A
d) 24 A
e) zero

2. If you connect two identical storage batteries together in parallel, and place them in a circuit the combination will provide
a) twice the voltage and twice the total charge that one battery would.
b) twice the voltage and the same total charge that one battery would.
c) the same voltage and twice the total charge that one battery would.
d) half the voltage and half the total charge that one battery would.
e) half the voltage and the same total charge that one battery would

3. A current reading is obtained by properly placing an ammeter in a circuit consisting of one resistor and one battery. As a result,
a) the voltage drop across the resistor increases
b) the current flowing in the circuit increases.
c) the current flowing in the circuit decreases
d) the current flowing in the circuit does not change

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Solving Resistor Circuits concept. You can view video lessons to learn Solving Resistor Circuits. Or if you need more Solving Resistor Circuits practice, you can also practice Solving Resistor Circuits practice problems.