1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The question pertains to the first problem from this link https://courses.physics.illinois.edu/phys212/sp2014/practice/practice.pl?exam2/fa10 They ask for the value of "I" in terms of V1, V2, R1, and R2. 2. Relevant equations V = IR ∑Vi = 0 3. The attempt at a solution Choosing Kirchoff's Voltage Law will produce three equations.... 1). V1 - i1R1 - V2 - i2R1 - i1R2 = 0 2). V2 - V2 - i3R1 + i2R1 = 0 3). V1 - i1R1 - V2 - i3R1 - i1R2 = 0 The question makes it seem as if I could solve for that current with just one equation. i'm confused on how to label the currents given the positioning of the battery terminals in the circuit as well. They seem to be pumping current directly into each others positive terminals, why is this an efficient set up for the circuit in the first place? Should I combine the two V2 batteries because voltages in parallel are equal?