# The resistance of a wire of uniform cross-section is 100 ohms.the length of the wire is 5 m and its diameter is 0.04 cm.find the specific resistance of the material of the wire.

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by prathiba
you haven't given resistivity
Specific resistance and resistivity r same...v hv to find it!!

2014-05-10T01:21:12+05:30
Formula for resistance is R = specific resistance X length of materal \area of material
so 100 = specific resistance X 5\ pi R square
100 = rho X 5 X 10000 \3.14 X 0.04 X 0.04     [:. 1 cm =   .001 m ]
100 = rho X 5 X 10000 \ 0.005024
100= rho X 9952229.29
100\9952229.29 =rho
.000010048 ohm \ metre  = specific resistance{ rho    = specific resistance }
There diameter is given not radius!!
change it!!
2014-05-10T15:16:09+05:30