# Teo batteries in parallel

## Homework Statement

Find the current through each component of the circuit.

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?

## The Attempt at a Solution

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Hootenanny
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## Homework Statement

Find the current through each component of the circuit.

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?

## The Attempt at a Solution

HINT: Assume that batteries are identical (i.e. have the same internal resistance).

So each battery contributes half of the total current?

LowlyPion
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That would seem to be the case.