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Homework Help: Question about basic Circuit, parallel and series connect

  1. Sep 26, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    if I have something looks like the photo attach, could I say that
    R2 and R4 are in series?

    It asks to compute the current through the R2 branch, but I am curious about these two resistors are in series or not.

    2. Relevant equations
    definition of series and parallel connect.
    Series: connecting end to end
    Parallel: connecting to two same node

    3. The attempt at a solution

    No, they are not at all in parallel

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  3. Sep 26, 2012 #2


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    R2 and R4 are not in series and they are not parallel.
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