# Simple question: pros and cons of choosing MESH or NODE methods?

My question is about MESH and NODE methods, how I choose to use one over the other?

For example if I have this circuit, my professor used the node method, but also a mesh method could be used? Why?

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab

Known data: $R1=1,$ $R2=1,$ $R3=3,$ $I1=3,$ $I2=8,$ $V1=15$

I'm asked to find all voltages referred to the resistors.

I haven't tried to resolve it with the mesh method, I resolved it only with the node method (alone and then I checked the professor's solution).

• Use the one you feel more comfortable with. – Eugene Sh. Jul 5 '18 at 18:05
• I'd probably use superposition. – Andy aka Jul 5 '18 at 18:11
• Only need two simultaneous equations for nodal analysis; mesh analysis needs three. – Chu Jul 5 '18 at 18:44