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okay i have this somekind of a paradox

in the circuit below

voltage around R0 and R2 is supposed to be equal

now if it is equal , wouldn't that mean that the current will not pass through the middle vertical wire ?

and if it doesn't then this means that the resistors are now connected in parallel such that the above two are connected in series so are the two below , and thus i will not be able to say that they have the same voltage

while if we look at it from another point

such that the current does flow through the wire in the middle , thus the voltage around R2 and R0 is not equal * hence the current passed through the wire * then i can safely say that R2 and R0 are connected in parallel and therefore they have the same voltage across them ?

please please help me with it , even my teacher could not explain it to me .

please note that this is not a homework question , i have posted the homework part of this question in the homework forum , but in this case i have difficulty grasping the physical idea of connecting parallel resistors

in the circuit below

voltage around R0 and R2 is supposed to be equal

now if it is equal , wouldn't that mean that the current will not pass through the middle vertical wire ?

and if it doesn't then this means that the resistors are now connected in parallel such that the above two are connected in series so are the two below , and thus i will not be able to say that they have the same voltage

while if we look at it from another point

such that the current does flow through the wire in the middle , thus the voltage around R2 and R0 is not equal * hence the current passed through the wire * then i can safely say that R2 and R0 are connected in parallel and therefore they have the same voltage across them ?

please please help me with it , even my teacher could not explain it to me .

please note that this is not a homework question , i have posted the homework part of this question in the homework forum , but in this case i have difficulty grasping the physical idea of connecting parallel resistors