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I have computed that the French resistance is roughly 17% larger than the Italian one. Do you know how I did it?

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Because ...

... the coloured bands on a resistor with the colours of the French flag, blue – white – red, indicate an electric resistance of 6,900 ohms, whereas the colours of the Italian flag, green – white – red, indicate a value of only 5,900 ohms.

The value of 6,900 ohms is 16.95% higher than 5,900 ohms.

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  • $\begingroup$ That's Great! :) +1 $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Commented Dec 6, 2016 at 9:45
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    $\begingroup$ Of course Oehm gets that one. :) $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Commented Dec 6, 2016 at 9:45
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    $\begingroup$ @Rubio: Hehe. :) $\endgroup$
    – M Oehm
    Commented Dec 6, 2016 at 9:52
  • $\begingroup$ Hahaha, the same old question but with best answer by perfect person to answer it. @MOehm $\endgroup$
    – ABcDexter
    Commented Dec 7, 2016 at 6:04

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