#### valknut

##### New Member

If two of these resistors are wired in parallel then the resulting component W would have a total resistance of (1 x 1) / (1 + 1) = 1/2 ohms. Wiring two W components together in series would therefore result in a component X having a total resistance of one ohm.

What happens if we now apply ten volts across X? Would every bit of one-hundred watts pass through each individual resistor, or would it be less? I suspect it would be something like fifty watts per resistor (and also fifty watts per W component). Is that correct, or am I way off?