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What exactly are the rules for conserving the currents in a circuit? If we have multiple emfs in parallel with each other, how can we figure out the direction and magnitude of currents in each segment of a circuit?

It makes perfect sense to me for one emf, and for the most part with two I can usually figure it out as well. So could we consider three emfs in parallel, and 3 resistors parallel to each other and each in series with the 3 emfs? In a set-up like this, how do we add up the currents? Do we do so arbitrarily?

I tried attaching an image, but am not sure if it worked.

Thanks for any help!

It makes perfect sense to me for one emf, and for the most part with two I can usually figure it out as well. So could we consider three emfs in parallel, and 3 resistors parallel to each other and each in series with the 3 emfs? In a set-up like this, how do we add up the currents? Do we do so arbitrarily?

I tried attaching an image, but am not sure if it worked.

Thanks for any help!