Current Divider Law wrong answer

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by softeng, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. softeng

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 24, 2012
    How does i2=2A here? I get 0.5A but the answer is suppose to be 2A. I get 1A for i1. Is the answer I'm looking at wrong or have I made a mistake?
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2012
  2. steveb

    Senior Member

    Jul 3, 2008
    You are correct.
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  3. DerStrom8

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    The answer is indeed 0.5 amps. Is it possible you mis-read the question that was asked? How do you know they think the answer is 2A?

    If the total current (V/Rt), or (10v/10ohms) = 1 amp, there is no way to get 2 amps through each of the branches.

    So you are correct with your answer :)
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