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Electrical Question from Barbara about Fixture Wiring

Question: Hi I am replacing a ceiling fixture. There is one switch that controls 2 wall fixtures and the ceiling fixture. The new fixture has one white and one black wire. The junction box has 1 white and 2 black wires twisted together; 3 white twisted together and 2 black twisted together.

Electrical Question from Barbara about Fixture Wiring

Received from Barbara a Homeowner in Walpole,  MA

Question: Hi I am replacing a ceiling fixture. There is one switch that controls 2 wall fixtures and the ceiling fixture. The new fixture has one white and one black wire. The junction box has 1 white and 2 black wires twisted together; 3 white twisted together and 2 black twisted together. The old fixture had a third wire so I do not know where to connect the black and white bundle.
Thanks for your help!!

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