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Why do two resistors in parallel together contain less resistance than the same two resistors in series?

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  1. IrishBoy123
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    the potential drop across the 2 resistors in parallel is the same as it would be across 1 resistor. so twice as much current will flow. NB: it is the "resistance" of "the arrangement" that decreases, and that is a more abstract notion as the actual resistance of the individual resistors does not change, there are just more of them to conduct electricity.

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