One day your electric stove does not turn on. You decide to check the 240-V outlet to see if it is the problem. You use two voltmeter probes inserted into the out-let slots, but because of cramped conditions, you accidentally touch the metal part of both probes, one with each hand.
(a) How much current is in you during the time you are touching the probes, assuming that the outlet was actually operating properly and there is a resistance of 100-Ω between your hands?
(b) Is this enough current to be dangerous to you?
(c) Is there enough current to “trip” the circuit breaker and save the day? Comment on the relative sizes of your answers to parts (b) and (c).

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