In a

**series circuit**the**current**through each of the components is the same, and the**voltage**across the**circuit**is the sum of the**voltages**across each component. In a**parallel circuit**, the**voltage**across each of the components is the same, and the total**current**is the sum of the currents through each component.Keeping this in consideration, do series or parallel have more resistance?

For one, the total

**resistance**of a**Parallel**Circuit is NOT equal to the sum of the resistors (like in a**series**circuit). The total**resistance**in a**parallel**circuit is always less than any of the branch resistances. Adding**more parallel**resistances to the paths causes the total**resistance**in the circuit to decrease.Why is resistance less in parallel than in series?

This relationship results in a total

**resistance**that is**less than**the smallest of the individual resistances. When resistors are connected in**parallel**, more current flows from the source**than**would flow for any of them individually, so the total**resistance**is**lower**.