M mustaphashehu1 Sep 2015 7 0 Oct 21, 2015 #1 Two resistors connected in series have an equivalent resistance of 690 ohms. When they are connected in parallel, their equivalent resistance is 150 ohms. Find the resistance of each resistor

Two resistors connected in series have an equivalent resistance of 690 ohms. When they are connected in parallel, their equivalent resistance is 150 ohms. Find the resistance of each resistor

ChipB PHF Helper Jun 2010 2,366 292 Morristown, NJ USA Oct 21, 2015 #2 If you have wire resistors A and B in series the total resistance is A+B . If you put them in parallel, total resistance is AB/(A+B). You have two equations in 2 unknowns - now solve for A and B. Last edited: Oct 21, 2015

If you have wire resistors A and B in series the total resistance is A+B . If you put them in parallel, total resistance is AB/(A+B). You have two equations in 2 unknowns - now solve for A and B.