Problem: (Figure 1) shows three identical bulbs in a circuit. What happens to the brightness of bulb A if you replace bulb B with a short circuit?A. Bulb A's brightness does not change.B. Bulb A goes out.C. Bulb A gets dimmer.D. Bulb A gets brighter.

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If bulb B is replaced with a short circuit, the potential difference across bulb a will be zero.

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(Figure 1) shows three identical bulbs in a circuit. What happens to the brightness of bulb A if you replace bulb B with a short circuit?

A. Bulb A's brightness does not change.

B. Bulb A goes out.

C. Bulb A gets dimmer.

D. Bulb A gets brighter.

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