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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello,

As part of a module of a HNC I'm looking at Thevenin's & Norton's Theorems. As it's distance learning and I work full-time it's easier for me to ask on here rather than contact the course lecturer - they're finished by the time I get home and I'm hoping I might get a response to my query faster on here rather than getting involved in an email exchange.

I am OK at reducing the various series and parallel resistors to a single resistance but I struggle then to use that to calculate the idea voltage source.

As a starting point let's look at this:

The answer to which is:

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Total resistance = 7+5+((4x6)/(4+6)) = 14.4Ω

Current = V/R = 12/14.4

Voltage = IR = 12/14.4 x ((4x6)/(4+6)) = 2V

Now I can get that because it's similar to a worked example in the course notes, however I want to know why it's ... x ((4x6)/(4+6)) because when I come to the next question I can calculate the resistance but not to ideal voltage.

The next one being:

The resistance is 4.5Ω, so the current is (10/4.5)A so the voltage is (10/4.5) x ????? V

Thanks.

As part of a module of a HNC I'm looking at Thevenin's & Norton's Theorems. As it's distance learning and I work full-time it's easier for me to ask on here rather than contact the course lecturer - they're finished by the time I get home and I'm hoping I might get a response to my query faster on here rather than getting involved in an email exchange.

I am OK at reducing the various series and parallel resistors to a single resistance but I struggle then to use that to calculate the idea voltage source.

As a starting point let's look at this:

The answer to which is:

Total resistance = 7+5+((4x6)/(4+6)) = 14.4Ω

Current = V/R = 12/14.4

Voltage = IR = 12/14.4 x ((4x6)/(4+6)) = 2V

Now I can get that because it's similar to a worked example in the course notes, however I want to know why it's ... x ((4x6)/(4+6)) because when I come to the next question I can calculate the resistance but not to ideal voltage.

The next one being:

The resistance is 4.5Ω, so the current is (10/4.5)A so the voltage is (10/4.5) x ????? V

Thanks.