Find the current through and the potential difference of resistor

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Homework Statement



For the circuit shown in the figure, find the current through and the potential difference across each resistor. (Figure attached)
a) Find the current through 4.0 ohm resistor.
b) Find the potential difference across 4.0 Ohm resistor.

Homework Equations



V = IR
Q = VC

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So how far have you gotten on your own?
 
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so the current through 4.0 ohm resistor, I = V/R = 24 V/4 Ohm = 6 A
and the potential difference ?
 
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Using formula for series and parallel combination of resistances find the total resistance of the circuit.
 
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If i did it right then the total resistance should be 12 Ohm
So I = V/R= 24 V/ 12 Ohm = 2 A.
Right ?
how do I get potential difference?
 
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2A is the current through 4 ohm. Find potential difference by using V = IR.
 
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V = IR = 2A*4 Ohm = 8 V
 
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Next question,
Find the current through 6.0 {Ohm resistor.
 
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Potential difference across 4 ohm resistor is 8V.
What is the pd across remaining circuit? From that find the current in each branch of the circuit.
 

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