SAT Subject Physics Practice Question 617: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 617

13. This question relates to the electric circuit below

Through which point does half the total current pass?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

Correct Answer: C


The correct answer is (C). Point C is located in a parallel circuit, which contains two pathways. Both of the parallel legs offer the same resistance to the current, therefore the two equal legs receive half of the current each.

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