# The electric current in a circuit comprising a battery, an ideal wire and a few resistors

How will the electric current in this circuit flow? Assuming that the current starts flowing from the positive(+ve) terminal (Conventional current), will it flow entirely through the branch between the 2Ω and the 1Ω resistor offering no resistance {Ideal} or will it flow through both the paths{Through the middle branch and the 1Ω resistor}? and if it flows through both paths, then why is that the case? Current as far as I know, prefers a path which offers the least resistance. In this case, shouldn't it pass entirely through the middle branch with no resistance?

• Is there a connection where the two lines cross at the center? And where is the reference node? Jun 22, 2022 at 4:16
• There is no connection between the two lines crossing at the centre. Jun 22, 2022 at 4:21
• Consider the potential at the positive terminal "V" and the potential at the other terminal 0. Jun 22, 2022 at 4:25
• This question might be silly but I am confused. Maybe, I'm lacking some important concepts. Jun 22, 2022 at 4:31
• Try redrawing the circuit with no crossings, then it will be much easier to analyze. Jun 22, 2022 at 4:33