Finding Values of resisters in a parallel circuit

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by bLacey, May 10, 2011.

  1. bLacey

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    May 10, 2011
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    I cant figure where to start! I have a four resistor circuit without values on the resistor. its an AC circuit with 50 amps, 440V/60 Hz. On R1 it has 750W/265V, R2 has 900W/260V, R3 has 1200W/120V, and R4 has 700W/265V. I have to find the values of R1 threw R4.
     
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  2. jegues

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    Can you post a schematic or sketch or the circuit? This would make things much more clear.
     
  3. BillB3857

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    Even without a schematic, if you know the wattage and voltage of each resistor, using the power formula and ohms law, you can calculate each resistance value. P=IE, E=IR. You should already know how to re-arrange the formula to find any of the unknowns.
     
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