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Posted by chuck on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 12:42am.

Consider the circuit shown in the figure below. Use the following as necessary: R1 = 11.00 , R2 = 1.40 , and V = 6.00 V.

(a) Calculate the equivalent resistance of the R1 and 5.00 resistors connected in parallel.
1

(b) Using the result of part (a), calculate the combined resistance of the R1, 5.00 , and 4.00 resistors.
2

(c) Calculate the equivalent resistance of the combined resistance found in part (b) and the parallel 3.00 resistor.
3

(d) Combine the equivalent resistance found in part (c) with the R2 resistor.
4

(e) Calculate the total current in the circuit.
5 A

(f) What is the voltage drop across the R2 resistor?
6 V

(g) Subtracting the result of part (f) from the battery voltage, find the voltage across the 3.00 resistor.
7 V

(h) Calculate the current in the 3.00 resistor.
8 A

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