# Circuit Question

## Homework Statement

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## Homework Equations

Parallell: $$\frac{1}{R_{eq}} = \frac{1}{R_{1}} + \frac{1}{R_{2}}$$

Series: $$R_{eq} = R_{1} + R_{2}$$

## The Attempt at a Solution

Part 1 - When the switch is not closed:

$$R_{eq_2} = R + ((90+10)^{-1} + (90+10)^{-1})^{-1}$$
$$R_{eq_1} = R + 50$$

Part 2 - When the switch is closed:

$$R_{eq_2} = R + (90^{-1} + 10^{-1})^{-1} + (90^{-1} + 10^{-1})^{-1}$$
$$R_{eq_2} = R + 18$$

Since $$R_{eq_1} = 2R_{eq_2}$$, then

$$R + 50 = 2(R + 18)$$
$$R + 50 = 2R + 36$$
$$R = 14$$

The answer in the back, though, is 24. What have I done wrong?

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