I need to determine whether the resistors on this circuit are in series or in parallel. Here's my reasoning...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

They are not in series because the current going through each resistor is not equal: I_{1}[tex]\neq[/tex] I_{4}[tex]\neq[/tex] I_{5}*

*This is assuming I've assigned current properly which I'm not sure I have. Please tell me if there's a mistake in how I've split the current and how to correct it.

And they are not in parallel because the current flowing into each junction does not equal the current flowing out of each junction, because each junction splits into two currents.

I thinkI can show this algebraically using Kirchhoff's rules, but I don't how to set up each electric potential because I don't know where each loop begins or ends, or if this circuit even constitutes a loop and Kirchhoff's rules apply.

Please offer some guidance and help me understand how to analyze this properly. I really need to understand if these are in series or in parallel, and why.

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# Homework Help: Circuit analysis in series vs. parallel

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