# When a load is connected to a voltage divider, will the total resistance of the circuit increase or decrease?

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Mar 11, 2018

It decreases

#### Explanation:

The load is connected in parallel to one part of the voltage divider - reducing its resistance. This part is in series with the other half of the voltage divider - and thus, the total resistance goes down.

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