Kirchhoff's junction rule:
I1 + I3 = I2
Current density, J = I/A
I = JA
Consider the juncion of three wires as shown in the diagram. (Figure 1)
The magnitudes of the current density and the diameters for wires 1 and 2 are given in the table. The current directions are indicated by the arrows.
Find the current I3 in wire 3.
Express your answer in amperes to two significant figures. Call current out of the junction positive and current into the junction negative.
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