Problem: In the figure, three resistors are connected to a voltage source so that R2 and R3 are in parallel with one another and that combination is in series with R1. Calculate I3 using the potential and resistances given in the figure. 

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Equivalent resistance for 2 resistors in parallel:

Req=R1R2R1+R2

Equivalent resistance for resistors in series:

Req=R1+R2+...+Rn

Current:

i=VR

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In the figure, three resistors are connected to a voltage source so that R2 and R3 are in parallel with one another and that combination is in series with R1. Calculate I3 using the potential and resistances given in the figure. 

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