- What is the Current Through A Resistor in Parallel?
I = V/R
Resistors in Parallel => 1/R = 1/R1 + 1/R2
Resistors in Series => R = R1 + R2
Here is the actual question.
And here is my attempt at a solution
In Summary I did the following
- Found the Equivalence Resistance to Be 5.9 ohms and the Current throughout the entire resistor to be 1.53 Amperes
- Worked backwards from my resistor simplifications. When the resistors were in series I solved for V because they should have the same Current. When they were in parallel I solved for Current because they had the same voltage.
- Eventually I worked my way back to the parallel resistors of 4.3 and 12 ohms and got .166 Amperes of current running through the 12 ohms resistor.
- This answer, however, was wrong. I found this method from this video on Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/science...-example-finding-current-voltage-in-a-circuit.
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