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Parallel Circuit: Brightness of Incandescent Bulb

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Two incandescent light bulbs, $A$ and $B4$, are connected in parallel with a voltage source.

If bulb A has a higher resistance than bulb $B$, which bulb shines brighter?

A

Bulb $A$

B

Bulb $B$

C

Same brightness

D

Depends on the exact resistance values of the bulbs