# Need help finding total resistance in a circuit.

1. Feb 16, 2017

### maoyuusha

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
We need to find the total resistance of this circuit but I'm not sure whether the circuit will shorten or not.
(I don't even have any idea on where I should start cause it looks so different from the other ones.)

Can someone also give me tips and tricks in simplifying ladder type of circuits because I'm having problems when the circuits are not simple looking .
KhanAcademy only shows me how to solve simple looking circuits unlike this one.

For the pic ^ is the total resistance 2 ohms?

Every 3 resistors (Parallel) = 2 ohms
Upper left & Lower left (Series) = 4 ohms
Upper right & Lower Right (Series) = 4 ohms
Left & Right (Parallel) = 2 ohms
2. Relevant equations
(SERIES) R(T) = R(1) + R(2) + R(3) ..... R(N)
(PARALLEL) R(T) = 1/ [(1/R(1)) + (1/R(2)) + ..... (1/R(N)) ]

2. Feb 16, 2017

### Staff: Mentor

Hi maoyuusha,

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