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Homework Help: Simple Circuit Question

  1. Feb 4, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find the equivalent resistance for this simple circuit.
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    2. Relevant equations
    Equivalence Equations
    In parallel: (1/R1 + 1/R2 + ... +1/Rn)^-1
    In parallel (2 Resistors): (R1*R2)/(R1+R2)
    In Series: R1+R2+...+Rn

    3. The attempt at a solution
    This was a much more complex circuit but I have it down to this.

    My question...How do you treat R2 with Respect to R3 and R1? Could they be seen as all in parallel?

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    Last edited: Feb 4, 2009
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 5, 2009 #2
    Once your posted image is approved I will try to help.
  4. Feb 5, 2009 #3
    Hint: Current travels the path of least resistance
  5. Feb 5, 2009 #4

    The Electrician

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    You should post the original circuit. What you have now is just a short circuit across the current source. You may have made a mistake in the reduction.
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