Practically, how does a parallel connection of resistors help in reducing the effective resistance and increase the current flowing through it?

Asked by Ashrene | 1st Apr, 2012, 01:01: PM

Expert Answer:

When the resistors are in parallel, the effective resistance is given by:
1/R = 1/R1 + 1/R2 , say if the R1 and R2 are the resistors.
We know that I, current is inversely proportional to resistance.
So, if R is very small, the current would be highest.
If the R is high, this would not allow current to flow through it.

Answered by  | 1st Apr, 2012, 03:24: PM

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