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## Homework Statement

Assuming each battery has internal resistance r = 1.0 Ω, determine the magnitudes and directions of the currents through each resistor shown in the following figure. The batteries have emfs of 1 = 9.0 V and 2 = 12.0 V and the resistors have values of R1 = 15 Ω, R2 = 20 Ω, and R3 = 30 Ω.

Find Current through R1, R2, R3

PLEASE SEE PICTURE:

http://www.webassign.net/gianpse3/26-40.gif

## Homework Equations

V=Emf-r*I

V=I*R

## The Attempt at a Solution

When two batteries are in a series, their total voltage is the algebraic sum of of their respective voltages.

For R1: I used V=emf-r*I and set it equal to I*R. My first attempt I added the emf's and plugged into the equation and it didn't work. Then I tried adding (emf-r*I)+(emf-r*I) for both eq'ns and setting equal to I*R and was incorrect.

I tried this for all three to no avail.

Since the resistance is given for each, and I'm not adding them, the fact that they are parallel or in a series with each other was not taken into consideration. But I have been getting the feeling that maybe this should have been...

Any help would be really nice