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Homework Help: Find Io

  1. Jan 23, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Find Io
    http://imageshack.us/a/img707/6582/homeworkprob24.jpg [Broken]

    2. Relevant equations
    V = IR

    Current Division

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I simplied the circuit to this:

    http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3504/homeworkprob24edit.jpg [Broken]

    Then 8 parallel 6 for resistors = 24/7 ohms

    then V = IR ---> I = V / R

    I tot = 12V (7/24)ohms

    I tot = (7/12)A, which must be the total current in circuit

    but what do I do with the simplified diagram if there's an independent source current coming in like that?

    No clue how much current would go to each.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 6, 2017
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  3. Jan 23, 2013 #2


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    Staff: Mentor

    You know the potential across both resistors, so what's the current through each? Where must that current come from?
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