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Problem 3.24 Apply nodal analysis to determine Vx in the circuit of Fig. P3.24.

+
2A

1
+
_

Vx

4
2V

Figure P3.24: Circuit of Problem 3.24.

Solution: We start by combining the two parallel 8- resistors and designating node
voltages.
1

VA
2A

+
3

VC

VB
+
_

Vx

4
2V

Fig. P3.24 (a)

At VA :

VA VB
VA VC
2+
=0
1
4

At VB :

VB = 2 V

At VC :

VC VB
VC VC VA
+2+
+
=0
4
4
4

Solution yields:
VA = 3 V,
VC = 1 V,
and by voltage division,
Vx = (VA VC )

3
= 3 V.
1+3

c
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