# Can superposition theorem be used for circuits with more than 2 loops?

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1. ### Cameron Fife Thread Starter New Member

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My partner and I in a lab attempted to use super theorem (by the way, we're new to this) to find out the voltage drop and current through resistors in a circuit that had more than 2 loops in it. Looking online, I haven't found a single tutorial that uses superposition for a circuit with more than 2 loops in it.

P.S. this is DC voltage

2. ### Jony130 AAC Fanatic!

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For sure you can use superposition for any linear circuit. Show as the circuit and your work.

3. ### Cameron Fife Thread Starter New Member

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4. ### mjakov New Member

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Hi!

Since all the sources in the circuit are independent, you can use the superposition theorem immediately. Just inhibit one voltage source by short circuiting it, and then calculate all the currents and voltages. Repeat for the second source. Then just sum the corresponding current and voltage values.