series and parallel

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Joined Jan 7, 2016
Hi guys. there is this circuit which combines series and parallel. I was stuck at it because I not sure which to start solving. Parallel or series first?


Joined Mar 14, 2008
It rather depends upon the arrangement of the serial and parallel components.
If there's a lot of parallel components as compared to the serial than it may be less work to do the parallel combination first.
Conversely if there's more serial components then doing the serial first may work better.
You rather have to look at the circuit and think about which order of solution requires fewer calculations.


Joined Mar 31, 2012
Since we aren't mind readers, we have no idea what "this circuit" looks like. This is like saying that you have a car that needs repair and asking if you should open the hood or trunk first. The question has no meaningful context.