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Branched Current

APPH12-29KPTC

The circuit shown below consists of a battery of negligible internal resistance and two resistors (${R}_{1}\text{ and } {R}_{2}$). The resistance of the connecting wires is also negligible. An ammeter connected at point W indicates 3.0 Amps
($W = \text{3.0 Amps}$), and another ammeter connected at point X indicates 2.0 Amps ($X = \text{2.0 Amps}$).

What reading would an ammeter connected at point $Y$ indicate?

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A

1.0 Amp

B

2.0 Amps

C

3.0 Amps

D

4.0 Amps