Resistors in parallel

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by tjjam2003, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. tjjam2003

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    Apr 5, 2006
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    A 2700 Ohm, a 39k Ohm, and a 56k Ohm resistor are connected in parallel. If 5mA flows through the 56k Ohm resistor, how much current flows through the 39k resistor? This one has me stumped ! Can someone help?
     
  2. beenthere

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    Apr 20, 2004
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    Hi,

    Remember that I = E/R. The current through the 56K resistor will give you the voltage across it. In a parallel circuit, that same voltage is across every other circuit element. No problem solving for the other currents.
     
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