If R is the total resistance for a parallel circuit with two resistors of resistance r1 and r2, then . Find the resistance, r1, if the total resistance R is 20 ohms, and r2 is 75 ohms. Round your answer to the nearest ohm if necessary. 1/R = 1/r1+1/r2

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For a parallel circuit with two resistors, the total resistance is calculated from the expression: 1/R = 1/R1 + 1/R2 We are given the total resistance, R, which is 20 ohms and R2 which is 75 ohms. We calculate R1 as follows: 1/20 = 1/R1 + 1/75 1/R1 = 11/300 R1 = 27.27 ohms

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