How do I know what the internal resistance of a battery is in a diagram?

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I am trying to find terminal voltage of the batteries in the circuit shown.


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V = IR

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The solution manual says that it's the battery voltage, v, minus the voltage drawn from the resistance v = I * R. I understand this.

I do not understand how i'm supposed to know that the 1 ohm resistor adjacent to each battery corresponds to the battery's internal resistance. I would very much appreciate help with this. Thank you!
 

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It's labeled with "r". There's no rhyme or reason to this; it's just convention that whenever you see a resistor labeled "r" beside a battery, you should assume that it's internal resistance.
 

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