I'm a beginner to circuits. Unlike many other questions, my circuit involves a parallel circuit with a LED on one path but a resistor on the other, as shown in the picture.
Q1: assuming the LED has a 3V voltage drop, does this mean R1 will have to drop 6V even if the LED is on parallel?
Q2: If I know the voltage drop of R1, just how can I compute the CURRENT that will go through each path? Since the LED has a constant voltage drop but R2 has a constant resistance I don't think I can use any laws I know so far — LED's and resistors are not the same things. I only know how to compute the current if both were LED's or resistors.
P.S. This sort of looks like a voltage divider, but the problem is that the LED does not have a separate ground but is connected back to the same battery, which then makes the circuit parallel and I'm assuming thing work differently. (And it did in my simulator)