1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data http://imgur.com/iTHbpTv This picture contains the circuit drawn out, and all the provided numbers. It also includes some of my work. 2. Relevant equations I=V/R P=I*R 3. The attempt at a solution So I attempted to reduce it down to one resistor & one battery (26V, 13 ohms). I got that the current was 2Amps. I am having difficulty with resistors in parallel. Honesty, I would appreciate more on how to tackle these types of questions that the actual answers (this is practice for an exam). I feel really stupid because I don't know what I'm doing once there are resistors in parallel and in series added to the mix.