The series circuit has the higher equivalent resistance, but to find the larger equivalent resistance you have to use Ohm's law (V2=I2R2), the power dissipated by the resistor can also be found using P2=I22R2=V22R2. To find the equivalent resistance of the circuit, notice that the parallel connection of R2 and R3 is in series with R1, so the equivalent resistance is Req=R1+(1R2+1R3)−1=1.00Ω+(16.00Ω+113.00Ω)−1=5.10Ω.
Circumference is (approx.) Speed is 4 times that. That is, 150.8 cm/s or 1.508 m/s. If we get a point at distance 3 cm, we take the radius half of that. The circumference also gets half, so does the linear speed. We get 0.754 m/s or 75.398 cm/s.