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Resistance question

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I just want to know if the resistances are in parallel or series.


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The ends of the resistances are not connected to each other ( there are other circuit elements in between). So, thats why I dont think they are in parallel. But then again the current through R1 and R2 wont be equal would they? So what should Requivalent be?

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The problem is asking about conditions at time t = 0+. Your first order of business should be to replace the reactive elements (capacitor, inductor) with their equivalent resistances at that instant. Then look at the circuit again.
 
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I don't see any R1 and/or R2, but if you are talking about the 5ohm and 20ohm resistors, I can't imagine why you would think the current through them would be the same. Am I perhaps misunderstanding what you are saying?
 

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