College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300



College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

How many different resistance values can be constructed from a 2.0-Ω, a 4.0-Ω, and a 6.0-Ω resistor? Show how you would get each resistance value either individually or by combining them.

To determine
The number of possible distinct combination of resistances.


The distinct combinations are -

  • Connecting a single resistor: This will give three values - R1=2.00Ω , R2=4.00Ω and R3=6.00Ω .
  • R1 and R2 in parallel:


  • R1 and R3 in parallel:


  • R2 and R3 in parallel:


  • R2 and R3 in series:


  • R1 and R3 in series:


  • R1 , R2 and R3 in series:


  • R1 , R2 and R3 in parallel:


    On Re-arranging,


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