Practice Problems
Sample DC Resistor Network
Directions:
On this worksheet you will review the formulas and relationships for resistors wired in series and in parallel. My recommendation is to first build a
voltage diagram
and an
R|I|V|P chart
for the circuit and then check your answers by supplying the value specified in each question.
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Question 1
In the circuit shown above, the values for each resistor are:
R
_{1}
= 5 Ω R
_{2}
= 3 Ω R
_{3}
= 10 Ω R
_{4}
= 8 Ω R
_{5}
= 2 Ω R
_{6}
= 5 Ω R
_{7}
= 15 Ω
Based on these values, what would be the total resistance of the combination R
_{2}
, R
_{3}
, and R
_{4}
.
1.79 Ω
21.00 Ω
0.20 Ω
4.95 Ω
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Question 2
What is the total resistance of R
_{2}
, R
_{3}
, R
_{4}
, and R
_{5}
?
1.83 Ω
3.79 Ω
6.95 Ω
1.67 Ω
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Question 3
What is the total resistance of R
_{6}
and R
_{7}
?
0.27 Ω
20.00 Ω
3.75 Ω
5.07 Ω
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Question 4
What is the total resistance between points b and c?
0.41 Ω
10.70 Ω
2.44 Ω
3.19 Ω
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Question 5
What is the total resistance between points a and d?
7.44 Ω
8.19 Ω
1.64 Ω
15.70 Ω
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Question 6
If the circuit is connected to a 14.87 volt battery, what is the current through R
_{1}
?
1.82 amps
0.95 amps
9.08 amps
2.00 amps
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Question 7
What is the current through R
_{2}
?
0.17 amps
1.13 amps
0.43 amps
0.27 amps
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Question 8
What is the current through R
_{5}
?
2.67 amps
0.70 amps
0.52 amps
1.29 amps
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Question 9
What is the current through R
_{6}
?
2.65 amps
1.16 amps
2.00 amps
0.97 amps
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Question 10
What is the voltage drop across R
_{7}
?
5.79 volts
10.00 volts
13.25 volts
4.87 volts
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Question 11
What is the voltage drop across R
_{3}
?
9.11 volts
15.04 volts
3.38 volts
2.67 volts
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Question 12
How much power is dissipated through R
_{1}
?
20.00 watts
10.00 watts
14.87 watts
29.74 watts
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Question 13
How much power is dissipated through R
_{5}
?
1.40 watts
0.49 watts
3.93 watts
0.98 watts
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Question 14
How much power must be supplied by the battery to run this entire circuit?
4.87 watts
14.87 watts
20.01 watts
29.74 watts
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