Finding the Equivalent Resistance: Series, Parallel & Combination Circuits


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What is resistance within an electrical circuit?

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1. Which term is often used interchangeably with equivalent resistance?

2. If a circuit has five resistors lined up in a chain and, therefore, only one path for the electrical current, which sort of circuit is it?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is meant by resistance within an electrical circuit? How is the equivalent resistance of a combination circuit calculated? You will need to be familiar with this type of information in order to correctly answer all questions found on this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You must be able to do the following when you take this quiz:

  • Explain what resistance is within an electrical circuit
  • Recognize a term used interchangeably with 'equivalent resistance'
  • Identify a type of circuit based on a given description
  • Understand parallel circuits
  • Note the first step in calculating the equivalent resistance of a combination circuit

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what resistance is
  • Making connections - use understanding of another term for 'equivalent resistance'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the calculation of the equivalent resistance of a combination circuit
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer true/false questions about parallel circuits

Additional Learning

Further charge up your knowledge of this topic by reviewing the lesson titled Finding the Equivalent Resistance: Series, Parallel & Combination Circuits. You can learn more about:

  • What is true about resistance in a complex circuit
  • How resistance is measured
  • What is contained in a combination circuit