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Lesson 1. Reducing Series Circuits Series resistor circuits are the simplest to convert to an equivalent resistance. To determine the value of the equivalent resistor, you simply add the values of the individual resistors in the original circuit. If you know how to determine the total resistance of a series circuit, you already know how to find the equivalent resistancethey are one and the same. R_{T} = R_{1} + R_{2} + R_{3} + ... + R_{n} 
Example 1 Determine the equivalent resistance, R_{1, 2}, for this tworesistor series circuit: 
Solution This is a series combination, so:




Example 2 Determine the equivalent resistance, R_{1, 2, 3} for this threeresistor series circuit:

Solution This is a series combination, so:

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