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I thought 6 ohm and 4 ohm were parallel since they shared the same two nodes, but I'm not sure if this is even the correct reason, as there is a battery between in the upper branch opposite the diagonal branch.kuruman said:As per our Forum rules you must make an effort to answer the question before you can receive help. Tell us what you think.
For future reference, something like this belongs in your original post under "Attempt at a solution".User1265 said:I thought 6 ohm and 4 ohm were parallel since they shared the same two nodes, but I'm not sure if this is even the correct reason, as there is a battery between in the upper branch opposite the diagonal branch.
The 6 ohm resistor is in parallel with the short (0 ohm resistor). When the current reaches the node, it will take the path of least resistance. In this case all the available current will go through the short.User1265 said:"compute the equivalent resistance with ##R_1=6\,\Omega## and ##R_2=0\,\Omega## and you'll find it to be ##0\,\Omega##."
Thank you! I forgot the zero resistance, but I don't understand the instructions quoted above, explaining as to why no current will pass though the 6 ohm resistor
An electrical circuit is a closed loop of conductive material that allows the flow of electric current to power devices and systems.
The basic components of a circuit include a power source, conductors, resistors, capacitors, inductors, and switches. These components work together to control and direct the flow of electric current.
A circuit works by connecting a power source, such as a battery, to a load, such as a light bulb. The power source provides the energy, and the conductors carry the electric current to the load. The load then uses the energy to perform a task, such as producing light or powering a device.
In a series circuit, the components are connected in a single loop, with the same amount of current flowing through each component. In a parallel circuit, the components are connected in multiple branches, with the current splitting and flowing through each component separately.
Voltage can be calculated by multiplying the current by the resistance, using the formula V=IR. Current can be calculated by dividing the voltage by the resistance, using the formula I=V/R. Resistance can be calculated by dividing the voltage by the current, using the formula R=V/I.