# Determining voltage gain of instrumentation amplifier

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## Homework Statement

The following voltages are applied to the instrumentation amplifier in the figure.
Vin1=5 mV, Vin2=10 mV, and Vcm=225 mV. Determine the final output voltage.

## Homework Equations

$$R_{1}=R_{2}=R$$

$$A_{cl}=1+\frac{2R}{R_{G}}$$

$$V_{out}=\left ( 1+\frac{2R}{R_{G}} \right )\left ( V_{in2}-V_{in1} \right )$$

## The Attempt at a Solution

This is an odd-numbered problem in the back of my book, so I know the answer should be 1.005 V.

I already know my initial answer (see below) is wrong because it comes out to 1 V and does not take into account Vcm. Since I'm given Vcm but not Acm, CMRR, or anything else, how do I solve this problem?

Incorrect:
$$V_{out}=\left ( 1+\frac{2\cdot 100k\Omega }{1.0k\Omega} \right )\left ( 10mV-5mV \right )=1mV$$

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UltrafastPED
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What does Vcm=225 mV represent?

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I believe it represents a common-mode voltage (a noise signal or some other common signal on both inputs).

NascentOxygen
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$$V_{out}=\left ( 1+\frac{2\cdot 100k\Omega }{1.0k\Omega} \right )\left ( 10mV-5mV \right )= ???$$