Equal Resistance

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by js2006, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. js2006

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    Oct 18, 2006
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    how can we Find REQ and Io.
    in the given circuit diagram

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  2. hgmjr

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    Step 1: Redraw the circuit to better reveal which resistors are in parallel and which are in series.

    Step 2: Combine the series resistances.

    Step 3: Reduce any parallel resistances using the formula for resistors in parallel.

    Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have reduced the resistor network to a single equivalent resistance.

    Step 5: Apply Ohm's Law.

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  3. js2006

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    Oct 18, 2006
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    Thanks , the steps helped me around first i think we will shorten the circuit by finding Req and then using Ohms law to find Io.
     
  4. hgmjr

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    js2006,

    I think you have the idea now.

    If you get stuck on any of the steps let me know and I will try to get you moving again.

    Let us know what your final answer is.

    hgmjr
     
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