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Can someone explain why this is a series - parallel circuit? I don't understand why when starting from the top terminal R1 and R2 reduces in series..

The reason I'm confused is say the current is starting at the top terminal, after passing through R1 (top resistor), the current comes to a junction where it is splits, and doesn't some current go through R2 (middle resistor), while some continues on and goes through R3 (bottom resistor)?

If so, in order to be in series doesn't the same amount of current need to travel through the both resistors? Meaning wouldn't the same amount have to travel through R1 and R2 in order to be in series?

I'm confused on why there is a series involved, I understand why the bottom is in parallel.

^ = resistors (starting from the top R1 = 1 ohm, R2 = 2 ohms, R3 = 3 Ohms.

x = terminals (between the terminals is 132 volts).

- = conductor.

`= Just so the diagram will stay spaced out.

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# Homework Help: Resistors in series and parallel

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