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Determine the voltage drop (from top to bottom) across the resistor.

Determine the voltage drop (from top to bottom) across the 16ohm resistor. Also, determine the voltage drop (from top to bottom) across the 4ohm resistor. Referring to the circuit, what is the voltage v? Show how you arrived at your answer.

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Dear student, the EMF of the source is not given, so I assumed it 12 V (by looking at the options).

EMF of the source E = 12 V
There are two parallel branches of resistances (16+8=24 ohm, and 4+8=12 ohm) across the source.

For first branch (R_total ...

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There are two parallel branches of resistances (16+8=24 ohm, and 4+8=12 ohm) across the source.

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