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Physics -- I know that in series a smaller Watt bulb has greater

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Physics -- I know that in series a smaller Watt bulb has greater resistance. Does a 60 W bulb in parallel with a 120 W bulb connected to a 120 V outlet also have greater resistance? Please do the math. thx
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Expert:  Sandhya replied 4 years ago.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Well, you did this problem as though the two bulbs were independent of each other, but they're connected in parallel. Doesn't this alter the solution?
Expert:  Sandhya replied 4 years ago.
In parallel circuit the voltage is the same for all elements. I have used that concept.

I hope it will help.

Thanks
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

hmm, well, could you do the same problem for me in series rather than parallel so i can get a better idea of the different approachs? txh
Expert:  Sandhya replied 4 years ago.
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