How can I connect a pair of the resistors so that their equivalent resistance is greater than the resistance of either one?

1 Answer
May 1, 2018


They must be connected in series.


Connecting two resistors in series makes their equivalent resistance greater than either's resistance. This is because
#R_s = R_1 + R_2#

Contrasting with parallel, which has equivalent resistance lesser than the resistance of either one.
#1/R_p = 1/R_1 +1/R_2#