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Three batteries are connected in series so that the total voltage is 54 volts. The voltage of the first battery is twice the voltage of the second and 1/3 the voltage of the third battery. Find the actual voltage of each battery.
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Va+Vb+Vc=54
The voltage of the first battery is twice the voltage of the second and 1/3 the voltage of the third battery. This statement is not definitive.
does it mean Va=2Vb AND Va=1/3 Vc or does it mean
Va=2Va+1/3 Vc OR does it mean
Va=2(Va+1/3 Vc).
The problem cannot be solved until that is known. 
nonsense. let the three batteries by A,B,C
then A = 2B
3A = C
A + B + C = 54
so A = 12
B = 6
C = 36
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