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Direct current circuit

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I've attached the problem in this post, so that's way yall can see the problem and picture easily.

3. The Attempt at a Solution

what is this signal [tex]\sum[/tex] means in the problem?
THe problem said they find the ammeter in the cirucuit read 2A, I just wonder is it the total current?
If i set up I = I1 + I2, then in loop 1 (top loop) I can use I and I1 to; and in loop 2(bottom loop) I can use I and I2 in order to find the currents. Is it correct? Please give me a hint. Thank you!!
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mgb_phys
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The symbol is a capital Sigma, it generally means sum of ( ie add them all up )
ps - You don't seem to have attached the picture properly
 
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Thanks. I did fixed the picture. Can anyone please help me out?
 
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define the potential to the point to the right of the ammeter to be 0.
call the potential to the left of th 5 ohm resistance U.
What must U be to make the current through the ammeter equal to 2A?
Once you have U you can calculate I_1 and the use kirchhof's current law to get I_2
 
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Go around the bottom loop and go around the top loop using Kirchoff's loop law, then find I3 through the ammeter in terms of I1 and I2. 3 equations and 3 unknowns.
 
I want answer for questions, wuold you help mme?
 
Defennder
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Unfortunately no one can give you the answer, per PF rules. Show your work and we'll help you if you have problems.
 

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