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Superposition Textbook Question

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by cheyenne, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. cheyenne

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Dec 6, 2007
    Using superposition find the voltage across the 6A source.

    Firstly I shorted the 12V source and placed an open circuit on the current source leaving only the 8V source. I worked out a total resistance of 2.916 Ohms. Does anyone tell me if this is correct. Then a source current of 2.743A. If I got these values correct I could probably continue okay. Can anyone tell me if they are correct.

    Also with only the 8V source I got the current across the 6A source to be 2.74A when I simplified the circuit. Is this correct?

    Please help. Thanks
  2. recca02

    Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    when only 8 v is considered.
    30 parallels 6=5
    4 is in series:5+4=9.
    this 9 is in parallel to 12 ohms.
    =5.14 something.
    this is in series with 4 ohms=9.14 something.
    a 6A source will have 6 A thru it.