Question #886c6

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When resistors are connected in parallel, they are each on their own path. This means that electricity can run through any one of them at a time without flowing through the others.

The total current of the circuit is the sum of the current flowing through each resistor. (#I_T = I_1 + I_2 + ...#).

Each resistor slows only a portion of the current.

#1 / R_T = 1 / R_1 + 1 / R_2 + ...#

This is different from when resistors are connected in series, where there is only one path for electricity to take through each resistor in order.