1. So I have a voltage input of 12V, resistor 1 of 2k ohms, and resistor 2 of 4k ohms. These are connected to a diode and a load resistance of 1k ohm and load. I am instructed to use second approximation 2. The problem wants me to find load voltage, load current, load power, diode voltage, diode power, and diode current. I haven't had an issue with any except diode current. 3. I started by finding the thevenin voltage of 8V and thevanin resistance of 1.3k ohms I found load current by subtracting VTH and 0.7 and dividing by the sum of RTH and RL. (~3.17 mA) I found load voltage by multiplying IL and RL (~3.17 V) Load power by IL * VL (~10 mW) Diode voltage is 0.7V because of second approx. Now, how do I find the diode current? My book seems to assume diode current is the same as load current. Why is that?