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Analyzing currents in parallel in circuit diagrams

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  • Thread starter Mark Nussbaum
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Mark Nussbaum

Homework Statement


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Homework Equations


V=IR
parallel resistance.

The Attempt at a Solution


All elements are in parallel (teacher confirmed this in explanation to the class). Beginning placing labels for nodes to the right of R1, A, B, C, D, and E (ending before R4) and redrawing it as the teacher showed to get us started...
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Once I add the currents together in the original equation I end up with .1A left over...
(sorry about low quality don't know how to get it to a webpage.)
 

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scottdave
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Imgur is another way to post pics. Free app for phones, and it can generate the BBCode to link to the pic.
 
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Imgur is another way to post pics. Free app for phones, and it can generate the BBCode to link to the pic.
 
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Mark Nussbaum, are you still working on this? You know the current from the .5 Vx source and you know the current through R4 (it's the same as I5); do you see how those two allow you to calculate I4?
 
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Mark Nussbaum
Yeah I realized it after it was due but now I'll know for next time.
 

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