# How can three resistors of resistances 2 Ω, 3 Ω and 6 Ω be connected to give a total resistance of (a) 4 Ω, (b) 1 Ω? - Science

How can three resistors of resistances 2 Ω, 3 Ω and 6 Ω be connected to give a total resistance of (a) 4 Ω, (b) 1 Ω?

#### Solution

There are three resistors of resistances 2 Ω, 3 Ω, and 6 Ω respectively.

(a) The following circuit diagram shows the connection of the three resistors. H

ere, 6 Ω and 3 Ω resistors are connected in parallel.
Therefore, their equivalent resistance will be given by

1/(1/6+1/3)=(6xx3)/(6+3)=2 Ω

This equivalent resistor of resistance 2 Ω is connected to a 2 Ω resistor in series.
Therefore, the equivalent resistance of the circuit = 2 Ω + 2 Ω = 4 Ω
Hence the total resistance of the circuit is 4 Ω.

(b) The following circuit diagram shows the connection of the three resistors. All the resistors are connected in series. Therefore, their equivalent resistance will be given as

1/(1/2+1/3+1/6)=1/((3+2+1)/6)=6/6=1Omega

Concept: System of Resistors - Resistances in Parallel
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Chapter 12: Electricity - Intext Questions [Page 216]

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NCERT Class 10 Science
Chapter 12 Electricity
Intext Questions | Q 4 | Page 216

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