Series or parallel?

Jane hosted a party in her house but, unfortunately, the fuse has blown. She has an ideal battery (with zero resistance) and two bulbs. To produce a greater brightness (greater total power by the bulbs), should she connect the bulbs in series or in parallel with the battery?

Note:

  • The equivalent resistance (Rnet)(R_{\text{net}}) of two resistors R1R_1 and R2R_2 in series is R1+R2,R_1+R_2, and in parallel R1R2R1+R2\frac{R_1R_2}{R_1+R_2}.
  • The power produced in a circuit is V2Rnet\frac{V^2}{R_{\text{net}}} or i2Rneti^2 R_{\text{net}}.
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