College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 18 - Conceptual Questions - Page 696: 18

Answer

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Work Step by Step

A circuit trips because of over heating, that is power generated is high. Since power is directly proportional to current, a 20-A circuit breaker is much more dangerous than 15-A circuit breaker which is already tripping repeatedly.
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