I have a question from a workbook:
A storage battery of emf (Ve) 34V and internal resistance 0.1Ω is to be charged at a rate of 20A from a 110-V source. What series resistance is needed in the circuit?
I used formula Ve = I(R + r): 34V = (20A)(R + 0.1Ω) to find that R = 1.59Ω. I think this means that if there were a series circuit with just Ve and a resistor, then the resistor would have to be 1.59Ω in order for current to be 20A. So if we add 110-V source into the circuit, then the resistance changes while current remains as 20A. I assume the formula V = IR would come into play...but I'm not sure how to proceed. What is the next step in solving this problem?
By the way, the solution was given as 3.7Ω. I'd appreciate any insight :)