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.
V = IR
I = V/R
R total (series) = R1 + R2.....etc
1/R total (parallel) = 1/R1 + 1/R2...etc
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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