# How do resistors add in a parallel circuit?

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Jun 28, 2018

#### Explanation:

They add as inverse sums, unlike in a series circuit where they are directly additive..

https://www.swtc.edu/Ag_Power/electrical/lecture/parallel_circuits.htm

See also:

https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/direct-current/chpt-1/resistance/

The reciprocal of the equivalent resistance in a parallel circuit is equal to the sum of the reciprocals of individual resistances.