I'm here with yet another problem. This time I can't figure out what the question wants. I've calculated the Thévenin equivalent, however I can't work out how I should calculate the RL.

Is the load resistance the same as the Rth?

Here is my Thévenin equivalent schematic:


simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab

This is the original question:

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  • \$\begingroup\$ It looks like you have completed the question to me. You have the Thevenin equvalent circuit there. You have Vth, Rth and a load. That seems to be all the question was asking. Although I think that is the first question I have seen where current is measured in Ohms! Lol \$\endgroup\$
    – MCG
    Apr 1, 2020 at 12:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Haha, I saw that too. I think my professor was a bit sleepy when submitting the question. 😂 \$\endgroup\$
    – Vetenskap
    Apr 1, 2020 at 13:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ Remember, for Thevenin equavalent, to open circuit current sources and to short circuit voltage sources. \$\endgroup\$
    – skvery
    Apr 1, 2020 at 14:05

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From the look of the question, it looks like all you were asked to do is to solve the circuit into the Thevenin equivalent. By that, it means reducing the circuit so it just has Rth and Vth with a load.

An example of a Thevenin equivalent circuit:

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The image is taken from HERE. The page also has an example of solving a circuit to a Thevenin equivalent.

You don't need to do any more. The criteria of the question as written has been satisfied.


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