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Teo batteries in parallel

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Homework Statement


Find the current through each component of the circuit.


Homework Equations


Kirchhoff's laws


The Attempt at a Solution


I labeled the current through the left battery I1 and the current through the right battery I2. Therefore the current through the resistor is I1+I2. Using the voltage rule, I1+I2 = .01 A.
I have no idea how to find I1 and I2. Would current flow through both of them?

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Hootenanny
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Homework Statement


Find the current through each component of the circuit.


Homework Equations


Kirchhoff's laws


The Attempt at a Solution


I labeled the current through the left battery I1 and the current through the right battery I2. Therefore the current through the resistor is I1+I2. Using the voltage rule, I1+I2 = .01 A.
I have no idea how to find I1 and I2. Would current flow through both of them?

Homework Statement





Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution

HINT: Assume that batteries are identical (i.e. have the same internal resistance).
 
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So each battery contributes half of the total current?
 
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That would seem to be the case.
 

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