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Old 03-14-2008, 06:20 PM #1
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Default Re: 5 ohm

Sorry man, but I really think you need to read up a little on the basics of circuits. We COULD explain every little aspect to you, but there are nearly infinite guides around the web and your local library to prime you on this. A high school physics textbook would give you agood start.

Anyway though, for this specific issue I'm not gunna tell you the answer, but I'm gunna give you the info to find it out (for your own sake and ours, I encourage you to take that initiative - it'll help you get a deeper understanding of the situation anyway). Connecting two resistors together like that is called connecting them in "parallel". There are some very simple rules governing what happens when you connect resistors in 'parallel' or 'series' so go do a search on circuits and 'resistors in parallel' and see what you can find out


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i read somewhere a while ago that when you would solider two 10 ohm resistors together it would make a 5 ohm resistor? could someone please explain this to me?
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I like using this site whenever I need to find out the total ohms of two resistors in parallel:
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and you better hope your good at fractions lol ( i hate working out parallel resistance , bad at fractions lol )
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i learn with Ohms law... formula= (V=IxR) so say you have 10V going into a 10 Ohm Resistor, you get 1 amp coming out. If you have 10V going in with 2x 10 Ohm resistors(paralell) you end up with 2 amps out( 1 from each resistor). You always find half of 1 of the 2 same resistors in paralell. so if you have 10 Ohm resister half is 5 Ohms, but you only can have 5 Ohms if you have 2 10 Ohm resistors paralell. Sorry im just trying to help im HORRIBLE at explaining, i just learned from my dad... knowing hes write because he used to be a professor at Georgia Tech, lol!
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