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}
= 7 Ω R
_{2}
= 5 Ω R
_{3}
= 10 Ω R
_{4}
= 8.33 Ω R
_{5}
= 4 Ω R
_{6}
= 7 Ω R
_{7}
= 35 Ω
Based on these values, what would be the total resistance of the combination R
_{2}
, R
_{3}
, and R
_{4}
.
2.38 Ω
0.19 Ω
5.36 Ω
23.33 Ω
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Question 2
What is the total resistance of R
_{2}
, R
_{3}
, R
_{4}
, and R
_{5}
?
6.38 Ω
9.36 Ω
2.98 Ω
3.41 Ω
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Question 3
What is the total resistance of R
_{6}
and R
_{7}
?
5.83 Ω
7.03 Ω
42.00 Ω
0.17 Ω
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Question 4
What is the total resistance between points b and c?
3.59 Ω
15.19 Ω
0.28 Ω
5.54 Ω
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Question 5
What is the total resistance between points a and d?
2.37 Ω
22.19 Ω
10.59 Ω
12.54 Ω
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Question 6
If the circuit is connected to a 31.78 volt battery, what is the current through R
_{1}
?
1.43 amps
13.38 amps
3.00 amps
2.53 amps
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Question 7
What is the current through R
_{2}
?
0.33 amps
0.74 amps
0.41 amps
1.89 amps
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Question 8
What is the current through R
_{5}
?
1.15 amps
1.69 amps
3.16 amps
0.69 amps
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Question 9
What is the current through R
_{6}
?
1.54 amps
4.23 amps
2.01 amps
3.00 amps
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Question 10
What is the voltage drop across R
_{7}
?
10.78 volts
14.04 volts
21.00 volts
29.62 volts
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Question 11
What is the voltage drop across R
_{3}
?
18.51 volts
16.68 volts
6.29 volts
4.11 volts
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Question 12
How much power is dissipated through R
_{1}
?
21.00 watts
31.78 watts
95.34 watts
63.00 watts
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Question 13
How much power is dissipated through R
_{5}
?
1.33 watts
4.61 watts
84.94 watts
5.31 watts
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Question 14
How much power must be supplied by the battery to run this entire circuit?
95.34 watts
63.01 watts
10.78 watts
31.78 watts
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