Let's say I start at the high voltage part of the Emf source on the right and go counter-clockwise; the first thing I hit is the 10 Ohm resistor, and the current would not split up the junction because the wire is open-ended, correct? So the next thing I would hit is the 8 Ohm resistor, then the 15 V Emf source, before getting back to the same voltage source. So if we call that current I1, then we get 15-V - I1 x 10.0 Ohms - I1 x 8.00 Ohms - 15.0-V = 0, correct? The difficulty I run into is that I do not know which direction is in the "same" direction or "against" the direction of the resistor. How would it be possible to hit a resistor going in the opposite direction of the current?