1. Feb 28, 2013

### joel amos

A branch of multi-level parallel circuit has 6 leads coming into it and currents of 3 A, 4.4 A, and 8.8 A flow into it, and one of the leads has a current flowing out of it of 6 A. If the other two leads have identical currents flowing out through them, what are those currents?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. For starters, I don't really know what a lead is.

Last edited: Feb 28, 2013
2. Feb 28, 2013

### sandy.bridge

In regards to a node:
$$I_{IN}=I{out}$$
Leads are referring to branches stemming from a node. Such is portrayed in the picture I provided, except there are 5 leads stemming from the top and bottom node.

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3. Feb 28, 2013

### SammyS

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4. Feb 28, 2013

### joel amos

Would it be as simple as:

6 + 2x = 3 + 4.4 + 8.8
6 + 2x = 16.2
2x = 10.2
x = 5.1 A

5. Feb 28, 2013

### sandy.bridge

Correct, sir!

6. Feb 28, 2013

Thank you!