# Determining Parallel Resistances in Solution of Circuit by Thevenin's Theorem

I have the following circuit In this example http://www.electricaltechnology.org/2014/01/thevenins-theorem.html how are they saying that 8kOhm Resistor is in Parallel with 4KOhm Resistor.Parallel Resistances should be connected end to end like the following.. right? • I think it's pretty clear that it is not parallel.... and the statement might be wrong, but what the author is telling that the voltage at 8kohm resistor in step 2 is same as you would find out with the voltage divider rule(i.e 12V) across the 4kohm resistor since no current is flowing through 8kohm resistor. – Jasser Apr 8 '16 at 5:50
• @Jasser so... these 2 resistors are not in parallel... right? – elecman Apr 8 '16 at 6:02
• Yes @elecman nor when you take out load as in step2 nor in the actual circuit. – Jasser Apr 8 '16 at 6:07
• definition of parallel circuit : a closed electrical circuit in which the current is divided into two or more paths and then returns via a common path to complete the circuit.... So as per this definition the resistors 4Kohm and (8Kohm + 5Kohm) are in parallel. – Jasser Apr 8 '16 at 6:12
• @Jasser huh?.... – elecman Apr 8 '16 at 6:13