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## Homework Statement

Determine the voltage drop and current through each resistor.

*This is just my sketch of the problem since I couldn't take a clear picture of it.

## Homework Equations

Ohm's law

V= IR

Parallel total resistance

R

_{eq}=1/R1+1/R2+1/R3+...

Series total resistance

R

_{eq}=R1+R2+R3+...

## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm having troubles understand what I should do when there's more than just a parallel or series in a circuit.

If this were just a parallel problem then I would simply add up the resistors using the R

_{eq}=1/R1+1/R2+1/R3+... equation and since I know that voltage is the same across a parallel circuit then I could simply solve for the total current (Ieq) by rearranging Ohm's law I

_{eq}=V/R

_{eq}from there I can figure out voltage drop and current through every resistor using V1=I

_{eq}R1, V2=I

_{eq}R2,... and I1=V/R1, I2=V/R2,...

I would follow the same steps in a series circuit problem with the exception being that I would use R

_{eq}=R1+R2+R3... instead of R

_{eq}=1/R1+1/R2+1/R3+...

Now, with my problem, I have both parallel and series. How should I go about doing this?

I tried simplifying the circuit down and got an R

_{eq}=14.6 ohms with the Voltage still being 10 volts. In this case would I use this R

_{eq}value to calculate I

_{eq}and just use that for the voltage drop and then just divide voltage by every resistor to figure out the current through each?

Maybe I don't understand circuits correctly. I'm not sure. Any help/explanation is very much appreciated!