# Just a basic Series/Parallel circuit

1. Feb 22, 2005

### qwexor

Ok i'm just having some concept problems with some of my homework. I have the following circuit.

http://members.shaw.ca/qwex/circuit.jpg

I am not sure what to do iwth the 4, 9, 4 and 6 ohm resistors. Which ones are in parallel or in series. Any help would be great.

Last edited: Feb 22, 2005
2. Feb 22, 2005

### Integral

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clearly the top 4 and 9 ohm resistors in your diagram are in parallel, replace them with an equivalent resistor then redraw your diagram, you should be able to reduced it further.

3. Feb 22, 2005

### qwexor

Thank you, thats all i need to know

4. Feb 22, 2005

### polyb

Try redrawing the diagram! It may help you figure out the series/parrallel confusion you are having. The circuit can be drawn in numerous ways, the question is which one helps you see it in a way so that you can esily set up your equations and do the math.

Teachers sometimes like to confuse you with diagrams that seem misleading.