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Please help with the following problem.

You have two different light bulbs (60 W and 100 W). You are going to plug them into a circuit in your house, using an electrical outlet in the wall to supply the voltage. Which of the following statements are true?

(T/F) if the two bulbs are in series, the total power of the combination is less than 160 W

(T/F) if you connect the bulbs in parallel, the 100 W bulb will be the brighter bulb

(T/F)if you connect the bulbs in series, the 100 W bulb will be the brighter bulb

(T/F)if the two bulbs are in parallel, the total power of the combination is 160 W

(T/F) if the two bulbs are in series, the total power of the combination is 160 W
the series combination of the two bulbs will draw more current from the house circuit than the parallel combination

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The following posting helps with a physics problem. Various true and false questions are answered.

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1. True. It is because their voltage drop will decrease in series.
2. True. Higher power bulb will be brighter in ...

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