^But as the current passes through each resistor it loses energy. So, it loses energy in the 100 ohm and ten again in the 50 ohm so same as 150 - as long as in series... In parallel its different: 1/R1 + 1/R2.
I was wondering if anyone could point me to another possible combination cause I'm not used to purchasing these things and the different ratings for them - I don't want to pick the wrong thing. I found a 1.65K ohm... But why specify 1.62 if a range will work? I'm not yet sure how to calculate all the stuff out to make sure its OK, since I've never put together a complex circuit. I have had an EE circuit analysis class in college, but I haven't mastered that stuff.