a.

THREE

Draw connecting lines between the following

b.

THREE

components to form two series circuits

c.

PARALLEL

connected in parallel.

No new formulas are needed to find the values

of series-parallel circuits. Instead, a

simplified circuit is made of the original

series-parallel circuit, and the necessary

circuit laws are used for the simplified

circuit.

The circuit in figure A below is electrically

the same as the circuit in figure B.

In figure A, the circuit has two paths for

current; each path (branch) has a total of 10

the total resistance of the second branch.

Figure B is the simplified circuit of the

circuit in figure A. To solve for Rt in figure

B, use _______________ - circuit laws.

(series/parallel)

Rt = ____________ ohms

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