I = 5AWhat is your best attempt at answering the question (including the why part)?
That will help us figure out where your thinking is getting stalled and try to help you address those specific points.
What simulator are you using?I = 5A
V = 100V
P = 500W
this is what i originally thought. and then i put it into a circuit simulator and its saying the 4 A current source wouldn't output. that's whats throwing me off. hence the color grey in the photo.
So am I right?What simulator are you using?
It appears to be one of these online easy-to-use simulators. These often have problems.
I would recommend downloading and learning how to use LTSpice. It's free and it's a real simulator intended for real work. While you can get up and going very quickly with it, there IS a learning curve that has to be dealt with as you go. The good news is that there's a lot of folks here that are very proficient with it (not to mention user forums dedicated to it).
Even then it would get many simulators fits because the solution is indeterminate -- pick any current you want in one source and you can find a current in the other source that is a solution.Yeah that's weird about the simulator because everybody who analyzes circuits knows that currents add like that.
It must have gotten confused or the designers took too many short cuts to a solution.
Now voltage sources are a different story, two of them in parallel are not allowed unless maybe they are the exact same voltage.
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