## zhiyuan3yu5 3 years ago which diagram below corresponds to circuit 1, which one corresponds to circuit 2?

1. zhiyuan3yu5
2. theEric

You have to try to box it all up - make it look boxy. Look for significant features like, what are the components in there (all lightbulbs and a battery, so there's no other components to get mixed up with), does the wire split into 2 (becoming paralell), or are some components one after the other (in series).

3. theEric

|dw:1349153368122:dw|

4. zhiyuan3yu5

so is 1 b?

5. theEric

Hmm... so that looks somewhat like the picture. Let's simplify it. If some wires meet together at different points down the line, but still meet together, lets just show them meeting together. In the diagram, you don't concern yourself with wire length.

6. zhiyuan3yu5

and for 2 i had A which i'm not sure about now..

7. theEric

I got B for 1! Good work! I'll look at 2, now.

8. zhiyuan3yu5

2 i think is d

9. theEric

Huh.. Looked like B again to me.

10. theEric

First I drew |dw:1349155360619:dw|

11. theEric

Oo... I forgot the dots to show wires connect. Please imagine them for me :P

12. theEric

Then I simplified it a little.|dw:1349155565651:dw|

13. theEric

Same thing, but I drew the parallel components a little differently. Some people like it that way.|dw:1349155729182:dw|

14. theEric

Anyway, you can see how it looks like B again! I hope this has helped!

15. theEric

Thank you! Any questions or anything?

16. zhiyuan3yu5

yeah i think i understand it better now. thank you so much! im going to bed now i'll look at it more tomorrow and let you know if i have questions. thanks!!

17. theEric