Problem: You have a battery supplying emf ε = 6V and negligible internal resistance. You also have three resistors with values R1 = 100 Ω, R2 = 200 Ω, and R3 = 400 Ω. What resistor combination will minimize power consumption? 

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You have a battery supplying emf ε = 6V and negligible internal resistance. You also have three resistors with values R1 = 100 Ω, R2 = 200 Ω, and R3 = 400 Ω. What resistor combination will minimize power consumption? 

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