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# Solution: For what value of resistance will the power factor be 0.5?

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Electric Circuits: AC Circuits Problem Solving

An inductive reactance of 8 ohms is connected in parallel with a capacitive reactance of 18 ohms. This combination is then connected in series with a variable resistance. For what value of resistance will the power factor be 0.5?

A.  8.314 Ω

B.  3.318 Ω

C.  13.81 Ω

D.  1.381 Ω

The value of the resistance that will make the power factor be 0.5 is equal to 8.31 ohms.

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