#### Question

In the circuit diagram given below, the current flowing across 5 ohm resistor is 1 amp. Find the current flowing through the other two resistors.

#### Solution

Given *I* = 1 A (Across 5 Ω)

*R *= 5 Ω

The potential drop across AB, *V *=`IxxR`

or *V *= 5 Ω x 1 A = 5 V

In a parallel circuit, the potential difference across the ends of all resistors remains the same. Therefore, the potential difference across 4 Ω and 10 Ω will be 5 V:

The current flowing through the 4 Ω resistor, *I *= *V*/*R.*

Here, *V *= 5 V

*R *= 4 Ω

So, *I *= 5/4 = 1.25 A

The current flowing through the 10 Ω resistor, *I *= *V*/*R*.

Here, *V *= 5 V

*R* = 10 Ω

So. *I *= 5/10 = 0.5 A

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Solution In the Circuit Diagram Given Below, the Current Flowing Across 5 Ohm Resistor is 1 Amp. Find the Current Flowing Through the Other Two Resistors. Concept: Electric Potential Difference.