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26 August, 21:59

Define resistance and describe what would happen to a light bulb if the voltage increased but the resistance stayed the same. Resistance is the opposition to the flow of the current. If the voltage is increased but the resistance stays the same, the light bulb would glow brighter.

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  1. 26 August, 22:52
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    The light bulb would glow brighter.

    Explanation:

    Resistance is the opposition to current flow and in Ohm's law is represented as a constant in the equation V = IR with V the voltage, I the current and R the resistance.

    Now let's assume we are in a series circuit that has only one path for electricity to follow to better explain what would happen to a light bulb if the voltage increased but the resistance stayed the same. Based on ohm's law equation, the voltage is directly proportional to the current and the resistance is constant. An increase in the voltage is therefore an increase in the current which flows throught the light bulb making it glow brighter while a decrease in voltage results in a decrease in current flowing through the light bulb making it dim.
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