Thu August 21, 2008 By: Akanksha 18

why resistance is less in parallel resistors series?

Expert Reply
Fri August 22, 2008

In series , equivalent resistance is equal to the sum total of individual resistances, so it is more (Rs= R1+R2+...); whereas in parallel the reciprocal of equivalent resistance equal to the sum total of reciprocal of individual resistances, so its value decreases. (Rp = 1/R1 + 1/R2+....)

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