I have problem with a circuit. It has two sources of emf, and I'm not sure how to calculate the magnitued of the current in the circuit due to this. Here's what the circuit looks like (R's are resistors, *'s are just for spacing):(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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R = 5 Ohms********R = 9 Ohms

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EMF source 1 has resistance: 1.6 Ohm, and is 16 V

EMF source 2 has resistance: 1.4 Ohm, and is 8 V

I tried calculating them both and subtracting one from the other, but I don't know. I know the top one is stronger, so the current is traveling in a counter clockwise manner, but don't know the technique when there are two emf sources for solving the magnitude of the current. Thanks!

Josh

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# Homework Help: Circuit with 2 sources of emf

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