Try this mnemonic if you are trying to remember the resistor color codes:
Note: If you’re missing a tolerance band that implies that the tolerance is 20%.
Which end do you start reading the color bands?
There are usually two ways:
1) If one of the bands at the end of the sequence is further apart then that is the tolerance band – start from the opposite end.
2) If all the bands are closer to one side of the resistor then start from that end – the tolerance band is the last one your read.