# Mesh current question

## Homework Statement

Find the mesh currents i1, i2 and i3

## The Attempt at a Solution

I did it this way

KVL at i1: 12 + 1i2 + 1i1 - 1I2 + 10 = 0

KVL at i2: 10 + 1i2 - 1i1 + 1i2 + 1i2 - 1i3 = 0

KVL at i3: 1i3 - 1i2 + 1i3 + 12 = 0

I was wondering though for KVL at i1, should i add a -10 to go with the 10?? Thanks.

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Ouabache
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I would take a 2nd look at the polarity of your voltage sources on your mesh at i1. Remember you are looking clockwise.

What's the polarity on each of the voltage sources? You can't really write any equations without knowing them...or at least arbitrarily assigning them. The way you have your equations written, though, I would take Ouabache's advice...

THIS WILL BE DONE BY ,FIRST,SOLVING EQUATION 1 AND 2,THEN SUBSTITUTING THE VALUE IN THE 3RD EQUATION ...THIS PROCEDURE MAY HELP U,I HAVE DONE THIS TYPE OF QUESTION TODAY,,IT MIGHT WORK,,,DO REPLY ME IF WORKED....THNX

..ATHAR

## Homework Statement

Find the mesh currents i1, i2 and i3

## The Attempt at a Solution

I did it this way

KVL at i1: 12 + 1i2 + 1i1 - 1I2 + 10 = 0

KVL at i2: 10 + 1i2 - 1i1 + 1i2 + 1i2 - 1i3 = 0

KVL at i3: 1i3 - 1i2 + 1i3 + 12 = 0

I was wondering though for KVL at i1, should i add a -10 to go with the 10?? Thanks.