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Homework Help: Calculating Current in a Multiloop Circuit

  1. May 11, 2009 #1

    What is the current through the ammeter in the figure?

    I cant for the life of me figure out how to do this question ? could someone please help with this ??
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    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. May 11, 2009 #2
    What is the resistance of an ideal ammeter?
  4. May 11, 2009 #3
    I dont think the resistance of the ammeter is factored, take it as negligible.
  5. May 11, 2009 #4
    I was, why don't you?
    Now what is the potential difference across it?
    You need to find the current through each resistor to
    deduce what must flow through the ammeter.
  6. May 12, 2009 #5
    For the purpose of this question the resistance of the ammeter is considered negligible as has been instructed by teacher
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