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jpuppy21



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:26 pm    Post subject: Resistance/Resistor Reply with quote

If a 30 Amp Circuit is used, what is the length of 10-guage copper wire with an area of 5.0mm^2 needed for the 30 Amp current?
I have found that the resistivity of copper is 1.7 E-8 Ωm.

I know the equation I need to use is Resistance = Resistivity*(Lenght/Area) (I think) but where would I find the resistance for the equation?

I also know that Resistance=Voltage/Current

I just dont understand how to get this question done. Any help would be appreciated!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure this is the only information given in the question? As it is, there is not enough information to calculate the length.
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