Steps for Applying Kirchhoff Rules

 

  1. Draw the circuit, label all the known and unknown quantities.

 

  1. Assign a direction to the currents in each part of the circuit :

 

 

 

  1. Apply the junction rule to any junction in the circuit.

 

  1. Apply the second rule to as many loops in the circuit as needed :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Solve the equations simultaneously for the unknown quantities.