(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Determine the current in each branch of the circuit shown (here:)

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2. Relevant equations

Kirchoff's rules, I think is (and I'm probably looking at it wrong):

summation of ΔV around closed loops is 0,

summation of current at any junction is 0

(Current) = ΔV / (Resistance), etc

Resistors connected in series = (R1 + R2 +...), etc

3. The attempt at a solution

The red spike lines are resistors.

I am just totally stunned here. This problem got to me to the point of me having to put it here and to draw it in MS paint, and sorry if it looks like an ugly drawing...

Anyway the only thing I can do right now is to just simplify the resistors first. Two of em are connected in series so the resistors on the right are simplified to 4 ohms and the ones on the middle line become 6 ohms.

It seems very hard to apply Kirchoff's rules at all and I am not sure how to do apply Kirchoff's rules here. Also I am not sure on what the problem means by "each branch of the circuit. And with the batteries it's even more confusing.

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# Homework Help: Circuit Problem with Kirchoff's rules (ugh)

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