#### Question

What happens to the resistance as the conductor is made thinner?

#### Solution

The resistance of a wire can be represented by the following equation:

`R=(rhol)/A`

So, when the conductor is made thinner, its area of cross-section will decrease, since resistance is inversely proportional to the area of the conductor. Therefore, its resistance will increase.

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