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# How do you find power in a series circuit?

Updated: 9/18/2023

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Power dissipated by the entire series circuit =

(voltage between its ends)2 / (sum of resistances of each component in the circuit).

Power dissipated by one individual component in the series circuit =

(current through the series circuit)2 x (resistance of the individual component).

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