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Parallel Combination:

[Schematic of simplest circuit]

A current of 0.5 A flows in the 6 ohm resistor, as before.
A current of 1.0 A flows in the 3 ohm resistor.
A current of 1.5 A flows in the battery, the sum of the currents above.

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Last updated Jan. 7, 1998.
Copyright George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 1996.