Electrical Circuit and Current

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Homework Statement



In the circuit shown in the figure, the rate at which R1 is dissipating electrical energy is 20.0 W.

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I just have questions about the circuit's setup. The resistors are arranged in a parallel circuit?

As for the purple arrows, is 2.00 A I_1 and 3.50 A the total current in the circuit?

Homework Equations



See below.

The Attempt at a Solution



This is just a preliminary question. I shall post my workings at a later time if I am baffled by the questions associated with the figure.

Thanks.
 

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Sounds good to me so far.
 
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I just have questions about the circuit's setup. The resistors are arranged in a parallel circuit?
Yes, the resistors are in parallel.

As for the purple arrows, is 2.00 A I_1 and 3.50 A the total current in the circuit?
That's how I would interpret them.
 

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