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Hi,

I am trying to solve for the currents in a simple circuit.  My answer seems to be very close to what the book has, but I am slightly off and don't know why.  Please see the 2 attached pics, of the problem from my text and my solution.

The issue is with the 1st row of the resistance matrix, which is the left loop for I_1 current.  I did a clockwise sweep for KVL of all 3 loops, and they agree with the book, it's only the 1st row of the matrix (left loop) which is off.  

Any idea why?  



Thank you.

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Looks okey to me except for the 7 and 5 which are going the wrong direction.  Current is positive in loop 1 for the KVL but is overpowered by the loop 2 current and comes negative.

Do you see it? Book is right; your answer is okey if you change signs on 7 and 5.

Good Luck.  

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