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Unformatted text preview: V = 15 A ∙ 0.04 Ohms = 0.6 volts The product of the current and the electrical resistance results in a voltage drop of 0.6 volts across each wire. Of course, in my drawing the length of the extension cord could easily be assumed to be 25 feet. Since the problem didn’t mention the length of the cord, I took liberties with my 15 amps (current) 16gauge (extension cord) 0.04 Ohms (electrical resistance) 0.6 volts (voltage drop) diagram for artistic effect, but I wonder: if the greater the length of the wires would the voltage drop be greater, due to increased resistance? I think, yes....
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 Spring '09
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 pH, Current, Resistance, Work, Electrical resistance, 25 feet, 0.6 volts, 15 amps, 0.04 Ohms

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