# French vs Italian resistance

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

## 1 Answer

Because ...

... the coloured bands on a resitor 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.

• That's Great! :) +1 Dec 6 '16 at 9:45
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Dec 6 '16 at 9:45
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