- It doubles.
- It halves.
- It stays the same.
- The current cannot be determine

(a)

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View sample solutionThis is College Physics Answers with Shaun Dychko. Ohm's Law says voltage equals current times resistance and so we can solve this for current by dividing both sides by <i>R</i>. So we have in the first case in the first circuit, we have current one equals the voltage one divided by <i>R</i> and I did not put a subscript on the <i>R</i> because we're told that the resistance is fixed, so it's the same for both circuits. Now in circuit two, we have the voltage two divided by the same resistance <i>R</i>. But <i>V two</i> we're told is double <i>V one</i> and so I've substituted two <i>V one</i> in place of <i>V two</i>. Now we see that this part is <i>I one</i> and so <i>I two</i> is two times <i>I one</i>. So the answer is A, it doubles.