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Linus Pauling

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What is the current through each resistor

What is the current through each resistor

**2. All the obvious stuff...**

**3. Ok, without showing all my work, here's what I have solved and know is right:**

The equivalent resistance of the whole circuit is 56.3 ohm. From this, I used Ohm's law to get the equivalent current for the circuit, which is 0.213A.

Where I am stuck is now using this to get the individual currents for each resistor. For example, I calculated I_2 = V/R_2 = 12V/45ohm = 0.27A

Similarly, I found found the others, so here's what I got (which is incorrect):

I_1 = 0.8A

I_2 = 0.27

I_3 = 0.48

I_4 = 0.6

Also, I notice that these values sum to 2.12, which approximately euqals 2.13, which is the equivalent current with the decimal point moved over.... where am I going wrong?

The equivalent resistance of the whole circuit is 56.3 ohm. From this, I used Ohm's law to get the equivalent current for the circuit, which is 0.213A.

Where I am stuck is now using this to get the individual currents for each resistor. For example, I calculated I_2 = V/R_2 = 12V/45ohm = 0.27A

Similarly, I found found the others, so here's what I got (which is incorrect):

I_1 = 0.8A

I_2 = 0.27

I_3 = 0.48

I_4 = 0.6

Also, I notice that these values sum to 2.12, which approximately euqals 2.13, which is the equivalent current with the decimal point moved over.... where am I going wrong?