A circuit with a resistance of #9 Omega# has a fuse melts at #6 A#. Can a voltage of #8 V# be applied to the circuit without blowing the fuse?

1 Answer
Jan 26, 2016

Answer:

#Yes#

Explanation:

Data:-

Resistance#=R=9Omega#

Voltage#=V=8V#

The fuse has capacity of 6A

Sol:-

If we apply voltage #V# across a resistor whose resistance is #R# then the current #I# flowing across it can be calculated by

#I=V/R#

Here we are applying voltage of #8V# across a #9Omega# resistor, therefore, the current flowing is

#I=8/9=0.889# #implies I=0.889A#

Since, the fuse has capacity of #6A# but the current flowing in the circuit is #0.889A# therefore, the fuse will not melt. Thus, the answer to this question is #Yes#.