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The Current Comparison

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The circuit shown below consists of a battery of negligible internal resistance and two resistors, (${R}_{1} = 50\text{ Ohms and } {R}_{2}=30 \text{ Ohms}$). The resistance of the connecting wires is also negligible.

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Which of the following choices correctly indicates the relative magnitudes of the current through points W, X, Y, and Z in descending order? ($W$ represents the current through point W, and so on)

A

$W>X>Y>Z$

B

$W>Y>X>Z$

C

$W=Z>Y>X$

D

$Y>X>W=Z$