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The question is Find the Q-points for the diodes in the circuit using the ideal diode model: enter image description here

The book solution is: enter image description here

However, per my analysis both diodes are conducting because if as assumed that D1 is cut off the voltage at D1 cathode side would be -3.92 V which is less than the voltage for the same diode anode side! Thus, since VD1 (anode side) = 0 - VD1 (cathode side) = -3.92

0-(-3.92) = 3.92 D1 will conduct. Am I right?

The Book is:

Microelectronic circuit design / Richard C. Jaeger, Travis N. Blalock. — 4th ed. ISBN 978-0-07-338045-2

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    \$\begingroup\$ Determine which edition your book is and download an errata for it, and look up if the correct answer is there. \$\endgroup\$ – Justme Jan 13 at 5:43
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    \$\begingroup\$ I'd certainly be looking at getting a new book. \$\endgroup\$ – Andy aka Jan 13 at 9:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ Have all these questions been from the same book? \$\endgroup\$ – user_1818839 Jan 13 at 13:08
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You are correct, both diodes will conduct.

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