# Will current flow more easily through a thick wire or a thin wire of the same material, when connected to the same source? Why?

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Will current flow more easily through a thick wire or a thin wire of the same material, when connected to the same source? Why?

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Resistance (R) is inversely proportional to the area of cross-section (A) of the wire. So, thicker the wire, lower is the resistance of the wire and vice-versa. Therefore, current can flow more easily through a thick wire than a thin wire.

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The current will flow more easily through thick wire. It is because the resistance of a conductor is inversely proportional to its area of cross - section. If thicker the wire, less is resistance and hence more easily the current flows.