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

See attached figure.

All resistors have the same resistance of 2.00kilo-Ohm. Assume V = 12V. Calculate the current through resistor R6 and resistor R5.

2. Relevant equations

V = IR

I = V/R

R total (series) = R1 + R2.....etc

1/R total (parallel) = 1/R1 + 1/R2...etc

3. The attempt at a solution

Since the current would travel towards A, it would first go through R5 (in parallel with R1 and R3), and I = V/R so for R5, I = 12/2000 = .006 A

This is wrong and I don't understand why.

Then for R6, the total resistance for R1 - R5 is 10,000 ohm, so the voltage would drop 10,000*the current, but I don't know how to find the original current.

I'm completely lost. I redrew the figure, but still can't solve.

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# Current through 6 resistors in series and parallel

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