College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 18 - Basic Electric Circuits - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Multiple Choice Questions - Page 651: 25


$(b)$ connecting only one appliance on this circuit might not trip the breaker again; & $(d)$ the appliances together had a total resistance that was too low to work with a normal 120-V circuit breaker.

Work Step by Step

Multiple appliances are usually connected in parallel. This results in reduced resistance and hence increase in current through the circuit which might go beyond the allowed limit. In that case the circuit breaker will trip and thus if one of the appliances is removed the circuit breaker might not trip again.
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