# Finding Current in a Circuit

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## Homework Statement

Find the Loop currents that are shown in the network of the figure below.

V=IR

## The Attempt at a Solution

I know that I need to create 3 equations since there are three unknown currents and then solve for them so here is what I got.
1) $$10V-5I_1-2I_1=0$$
2) $$10V-5I_3-3I_3-20V-4I_3+4I_2=0$$
3) $$4I_2-4I_3+2I_2=0$$

When I solve for the currents I get
$$I_1=1.43A$$
$$I_2=-0.71A$$
$$I_3=-1.07A$$

While the correct answers should be 3.55A, -1.98A, -2.98A. I suspect that my equations are incorrect but I can't come up with any equations that give me the right answer or make any sense.

Thanks,

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1) $$10V-5I_1-2I_1-5I_3=0$$
2) $$10V -5I_1-5I_3-3I_3-20V-4I_3+4I_2=0$$
3) $$4I_2-4I_3+2I_2=0$$