A uniform metallic wire has a resistance
Question:

A uniform metallic wire has a resistance of $18 \Omega$ and is bent into an equilateral triangle. Then, the resistance between any two vertices of the triangle is:

  1. (1) $4 \Omega$

  2. (2) $8 \Omega$

  3. (3) $12 \mathrm{~W}$

  4. (4) $2 \mathrm{~W}$


Correct Option: 1

Solution:

Resistance, $R \propto l$ so resistance of each side of the

equilateral triangle $=6 \Omega$

Resistance $R_{e q}$ between any two vertices

$\frac{1}{\mathrm{R}_{\mathrm{eq}}}=\frac{1}{12}+\frac{1}{6} \Rightarrow \mathrm{R}_{\text {eq. }}=4 \Omega$

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