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Resistance $R$ of a Component in a Two Power Supply Circuit

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Figure 1 depicts a circuit consisting of two power supplies, a current meter, and a resistor. The output of the first supply varies, producing different values of $V1$. The output of the second supply, $V2$, which is inverted with respect to the first, is constant. The current meter, which has zero resistance, measures the current $I$.

Figure 1. Timothy Black. Created for Albert.io. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

Figure 2 shows the potential $V1$ as a function of the current $I$ through the circuit.

Figure 2. Timothy Black. Created for Albert.io. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

What is the resistance $R$ of the resistor?

A

$R = 4000 \: \Omega$

B

$R = 6.0 \: \Omega$

C

$R = 6000 \: \Omega$

D

$R = 4.0 \: \Omega$