# What is the parallel equivalent of two 1000 W resistors in parallel?

##### 1 Answer

I think you mean

Resistors in parallel use the formula:

#1/(R_T)=1/(R_1)+1/(R_2)#

#1/(R_T)=1/(1000)+1/(1000)#

#1/(R_T)=2/(1000)=1/(500)#

#R_T=500Omega#

If you actually mean

#P=VI=VV/R=(V^2)/R#

#1000=(V^2)/R#

This is for 1 resistor.

Recall that the voltage is the same across the resistors in parallel, so

Since we are not provided with any voltage or resistance, we simply have to leave the answer as