A metal wire of resistance R is cut into five equal pieces that are then placed together side by side to form a new cable with a length equal to one-fifth the original length. What is the resistance of this new cable

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Answer:R / 25

Explanation:Let the initial length of the wire is L and its resistance is R.

Now the length is cut into 5 equal parts.

The resistance of a wire is directly proportional to the length of the wire, thus, the resistance of each portion of the wire is R/5.Now the five pieces are connected in parallel combination, the equivalent resistance is

Thus, the resistance of the new cable is R / 25.