# Average Forward Current

#### wtfman

Joined Oct 7, 2011
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My try for this solution:

Since its asking for the current through the diode only and it is silicon:

Id1 = .7v/200 ohms
= .0035 A

i was thinking of the Idi as 50-.7/ 200 ohms = .2465. but that would be for the resistor right?

Just trying to confirm

Thx

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#### t_n_k

Joined Mar 6, 2009
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The second answer of 0.2465A is OK. Not sure where you were going with the first idea - definitely not correct.

#### wtfman

Joined Oct 7, 2011
12
The second answer of 0.2465A is OK. Not sure where you were going with the first idea - definitely not correct.
then what would the current be across the resistor

#### t_n_k

Joined Mar 6, 2009
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It's a simple series circuit - What do you know about the current in each component of a series circuit?

#### wtfman

Joined Oct 7, 2011
12
It's a simple series circuit - What do you know about the current in each component of a series circuit?
its the same

#### t_n_k

Joined Mar 6, 2009
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#### wtfman

Joined Oct 7, 2011
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just trying to make sure.