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

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Equivalent Resistance of circuit = 17.31 Ω

2. Relevant equations

V = I * R

3. The attempt at a solution

Total voltage of the circuit, if I'm doing this correctly should be:

E = (3.00 A) * (17.31 Ω) = 51.93 V

But something doesn't seem right about this number

When we collapse the series in the top parallel circuit branch it becomes: 24.0 Ω + 6.00 Ω = 30.0 Ω

Then we collapse the whole parallel circuit into a single resistor equal to: [itex] \frac{1}{\frac{1}{15.0 Ω} + \frac{1}{30.0 Ω}} = 10.0 Ω [/itex]

I'm not quite sure where to go past this and I'm questioning the voltage I'm getting, so any pointers in the right direction would be awesome, thanks :)

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# Homework Help: Compound circuit voltage drop along parallel component

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