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Lesson 2. Reducing Parallel Circuits Parallel circuits are reduced to a single resistor value by simply applying the parallelresistance formula. The total resistance of a parallel circuit and its equivalent resistance are one and the same.


Example 1 Determine the equivalent resistance, R_{1, 2}, for this tworesistor parallel circuit:

Solution This is a parallel combination, so:




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

Solution This is a parallel combination, so:

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