# someone help pls

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by babyboyx, Jun 4, 2009.

1. ### babyboyx Thread Starter Member

Jun 2, 2009
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help me pls !!
how to find the total resistance ??

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2. ### Von Active Member

Oct 29, 2008
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Start by solving the parallel resistances first then simplify until you are forced to solve for parallel again and so on.

3. ### Zenock Active Member

Jun 1, 2009
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babyboyx --

If it's R8 that is confusing you. Get rid of it. It doesn't need to be there, it's shorted.

Now calculate
$\fra{1}{\fra{1}{R4}+\fra{1}{R5}}$ call it Ra --Parallel Connection calculation

$\fra{1}{\fra{1}{R6}+\fra{1}{R7}}$ call it Rb --Parallel Connection calculation

Calculate
R3+Ra+Rb call it Rc --Series Connection Calculation

Calculate
$\fra{1}{\fra{1}{R2}+\fra{1}{Rc}}$ call it Rd -- Parallel Connection Calculation

Calculate
R1+Rd call it Rtotal -- Series Connection Calculation

Z

Last edited: Jun 4, 2009
4. ### Zenock Active Member

Jun 1, 2009
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Going forward plug in
$\fra{1}{\fra{1}{R2}+\fra{1}{Rc}}$ for RD to get...

$R1+\fra{1}{\fra{1}{R2}+\fra{1}{Rc}}$ Then plug in

R3+Ra+Rb for Rc to get...

$R1+\fra{1}{\fra{1}{R2}+\fra{1}{R3+Ra+Rb}}$ then plug in...

$\fra{1}{\fra{1}{R4}+\fra{1}{R5}}$ for Ra and

$\fra{1}{\fra{1}{R6}+\fra{1}{R7}}$ for Rb to get...

$R1+\fra{1}{\fra{1}{R2}+\fra{1}{R3+\fra{1}{\fra{1}{R4}+\fra{1}{R5}}+\fra{1}{\fra{1}{R6}+\fra{1}{R7}}}}$

5. ### babyboyx Thread Starter Member

Jun 2, 2009
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ya it really confuse me the R8 ...
but now thx guys =]

6. ### babyboyx Thread Starter Member

Jun 2, 2009
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btw if i wanna find the current across R2 need use total current ??
or just total voltage/R2 ??

7. ### Wendy Moderator

Mar 24, 2008
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You have to calculate the resistance of the network formed by R4,R5,R6,R7, and R8, lets call it Ra. That resistance is in parallel with R2. Calculate the total resistance of Ra ║R2 , and use that to calculate voltage across R2. Gravy.

8. ### babyboyx Thread Starter Member

Jun 2, 2009
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mean that i have to use the R2 own voltage right ??
btw din R3 also parella wif R2 ??

9. ### Wendy Moderator

Mar 24, 2008
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No, you have to break every problem into it parts and solve all the parts. R2 is in parallel with a bunch of other resistors. Solve the other resistors first, then work on R2 and the other resistors in parallel together, turn them into one resistor. This (║) means parallel to.

Once you know the voltage across R2 (and the rest) you can solve the problem you're after.