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Does a 10k ohm resistor resist more than a 10 ohm resistor?

Asked by warpling (846points) July 6th, 2009

Sorry this question has always confused me and I need to once and for all hear the right answer. Does a bigger resistor value mean the resistor resists more, or that it resists less so that the current can remain as high as it says. In other words is the electricity –in simple terms– weaker coming out of a resistor with a large number or a small number. Thanks…

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