I tried this thread in the Electrical Engineering area and nothing. So, hopefully someone reading this can explain this problem I am having. We know that current in one direction is equal to its negative in the opposite direction. We also know P=IV for power. We also know that when current is going from + to -, P absorbed is +VI and P delivered = -VI. When you have current going from - to +, Pabs = -VI and Pdel = +VI. So, you have -3A going from + to - through an element. There is 6V across that element. P=IV = (-3)(6) = -18W. Since the answer is - and current going from + to -, Pdel = -VI so it is -18W delivered. (Is my train of thought the correct way to view this?) Now, imagine the same problem. You would have 3A going from - to +. So, P=IV=(3)(6) = 18W. Since current going from - to +, Pdel = +VI, so you have 18W delivered. The signs are different! The book says the answer is P delivered = -18W. In both cases I found that the power is delivered. But the sign is off in the second example leading to an incorrect answer..... Anyone know what the heck is going on?