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This is my attempt (mesh current analysis):

I made i1 be the lower left loop current.

I made i2 be the lower right loop current.

I made i3 be the upper loop current.

Mesh1:i1 = 2ix

Mesh2:-10 + 3(i2-i3) + 20i2 = 0

Mesh3:-5 + 3(i3 - i2) + 10(i3-i1) = 0

Also:ix = i3 - i2 => -i1 - 2i2 + 2i3 = 0

Using those last three equations: i1=0, i2=.5, i3=.5

I don't think that i1 can be 0... and I can't figure out any place I went wrong; it seems pretty straightforward?

Thank you very much for your help!

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# Homework Help: Mesh Current Analysis w/ Controlled Current Source

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