# Find the equivalent resistance in a circuit

## Homework Statement

Find the equivalent resistance in the circuit below: ## The Attempt at a Solution

I know the two 4 Ohm resistors (on the same wire) are in series and thus add to 8 Ohms. However, I do not know where to go from here. When the resistors are in a box, with one on each side, are they in series? Or are they two parallels?

Thanks!

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I believe the 2,4,2 ohm resistors are all in series since the same current flows through them.

I believe the 2,4,2 ohm resistors are all in series since the same current flows through them.
So this would leave me with two parallel resistors of 8 Ohms each? And finding the equivalent resistance would give us 4 Ohms?

If you (or someone else) can confirm this, it would be greatly appreciated!

yep. 8 ohm 8ohm are in parrellel giving 4 ohm net resistance. can be veryfied using kirhoff's law to show current in both branches are the same.