i'm working on a packet that i need to finish immediately! quick responses would be appreciated! my question involves simplifying circuit problems. a complex circuit is shown, and it asks what the total resistance of the circuit is. i assumed that each wire coming from the junction represented its own branch of a parallel dc circuit, so i simplified the schematic in this way, but the calculation didn't support it. how do i know which aspects of the schematic will be parallel and which will be series?