I'm studying Circuit Analysis and a sample problem is as follows:
I'm not really sure how to approach the problem. My intuition leads me to believe that the two voltage sources are acting against one another versus stacking their effect. When I search this problem online, I come across examples of superposition, which breaks the circuit apart, analyzes the individual parts, then brings the parts together in an additive or subtractive manner. Thus far in my studies I haven't learned superposition, thus I feel that I shouldn't need it to find the required values.
I'm not looking for a walkthrough for this problem, just somewhere to start. I've thus far learned KVL, KCL, and Ohm's Law. Apparently KVL should be sufficient for solving this problem, I'm just not seeing it.
What method would I use to find the current? I believe that if I know the current I can solve the remainder of the problem.