Got Homework?
Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
According to Ohm's law what would happen to the current if resistance was increased?
Increase
Decrease
varys
nothing
 2 years ago
 2 years ago
According to Ohm's law what would happen to the current if resistance was increased? Increase Decrease varys nothing
 2 years ago
 2 years ago

This Question is Closed

SchrodingerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
This sounds a LOT...like a test question...mm? What is this for?
 2 years ago

Jamesman174Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
My friend is texting me asking me and I have no idea :P He helps me with math and normally science is my strong point XD. I think it would be physical science.
 2 years ago

SchrodingerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I = V/R, correct? Then what would happen to I if R was increased?
 2 years ago

Jamesman174Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I think it would be for his physical science test or something* Didn't put that last bit in :P. I have no idea, I have never heard of this stuff before :P
 2 years ago

sylvstrknnthBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
R decrease as we keep V as a constant.. if im not mistaken
 2 years ago

SchrodingerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Well, if you can't make an assumption off of that, you're helpless. It's basic math. I = V/R. What happens to I if R increases. I don't want to just give you the answer, because that's cheating. It's not rocket science, man, and I can't trust if this is you asking the question or if it's your friend. Either way, use your head.
 2 years ago

KainuiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Since I=current, V=voltage, and R=resistance and from Ohm's law we can clearly see I=V/R then let's consider what we know about how fractions work. As the numerator (top) increases, it makes a number bigger. Let's think about x/1. So if you say X=1, it's 1/1=1. X=2, it's 2/1=2. Makes sense? As the denominator (bottom) increases, it makes a number smaller. 1/x, if we plug in 1 you get 1/1=1. For 2 you get 1/2 which is a half. It makes sense that as the bottom increases, the number gets smaller. I hope that helps build some intuition on how fractions work so you understand and can think, alright, so for the fraction V/R does the fraction get bigger as the denominator increases for a constant numerator?
 2 years ago

Jamesman174Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Well I told him everything you all said and I guess he got it right, so thanks for your help.
 2 years ago
See more questions >>>
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.