How to Find Equivalent Resistance


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Which of the following terms means the same thing as equivalent resistance?

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1. As resistance goes up, what happens to the current in a circuit?

2. Two resistors are connected to a battery in series. If the resistors have resistances of 4 ohms and 10 ohms, what is the equivalent resistance of the circuit?

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You'll find multiple-choice questions about finding equivalent resistance on this mobile-friendly quiz/worksheet combo. When you answer these questions, you'll be asked about what happens to the current in a circuit as resistance goes up and how to calculate the equivalent resistance of a circuit.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz is a helpful way to see if you know:

  • Another word for equivalent resistance
  • What happens to the current in a circuit as resistance goes up
  • What the equivalent resistance of a circuit is in sample scenarios
  • The definition of a parallel circuit

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as equivalent resistance and parallel circuit
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on finding equivalent resistance
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding circuit currents and resistance

Additional Learning

In the lesson called How to Find Equivalent Resistance, you'll discover more information about this topic. After completing this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Explain how a series circuit works
  • Detail the equations for discovering the equivalent resistance in both series and parallel circuits
  • Discuss what resistance is