homework question #4

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1. cgeorge5150 Thread Starter New Member

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determine the value of R2 and the total power dissipated by the load resistors.

Since Voltage is the same in parallel, I used Ir3 x R3 and got voltage of 108V. Ir1= 108V/15K Ohm = 7.2mA. Itotal = 13.2mA. 13.2mA-2.3mA-7.9mA= 3.7mA. R2= 108V/3.7mA= 29k Ohm. Power is V(squared)/Rtotal. Rtotal= reciprocal of sum of resistors. Power equals 1.4 Watts

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2. blueroomelectronics AAC Fanatic!

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Do the work first then post your answer. We're not a homework service.

3. cgeorge5150 Thread Starter New Member

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blue room, wasn't asking for answer, was looking for guidance. So your ideaology that you are the enforcer of this website is not appreciated.

4. blueroomelectronics AAC Fanatic!

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Guess you didn't read the sticky.

5. hobbyist AAC Fanatic!

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That's the answer I came up with.

Good job in figuring that out systematically.
You seem to understand the basic theorems KVL and KCL and ohms law, quite well.