Mesh current analysis

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hello, while doing the mesh analysis what do you substract to what to get the current that is in the middle of two loops what is the rule to get i1 - i2 or i2 - i1 it depends on what ? thanks in advance for the help :smile:
 

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hello, while doing the mesh analysis what do you substract to what to get the current that is in the middle of two loops what is the rule to get i1 - i2 or i2 - i1 it depends on what ? thanks in advance for the help :smile:

You call it the same current. Only label the current in each leg once, and keep using that label for each equation that involves that element. Does that make sense?
 
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Either way you do it, you make an assumption to which current is larger. If your answer is negative, your assumption was backwards.
 

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