You need to be careful with homework questions. They can be acceptable, but are held to a higher standard. You must:
- State that it is a homework (or other assigned or contrived) problem. The important point for us is that you have been given this problem to help you learn electronics, not because you actually faced this problem in the real world. People will rightly answer this type of problem differently, helping you learn instead of blurting out the answer. If you don't see why that is actually in your own best interest, then we don't want you here.
- Show that you have put in some effort trying to solve the problem.
- Explain exactly what you are stuck on.
- Never ever expect us to just solve the whole problem for you.
If you do all this right, the answers you get should be useful in leading you along the path of figuring out the problem on your own. Remember that most of the people answering this kind of problem will have already been thru the same process you are going thru now. We've done our homework, passed our tests, gotten out degrees, and are now doing this professionally. We all remember doing homework, and what homework problems look like. Don't try to pretend you have a real problem when it's actually homework.
On the flip side, we want to help anyone truly trying to learn. We've all had misconceptions and got stumped on some homework problems too. If you come here with the right attitude and are not looking for a free ride, you will get people stumbling over each other to help and explain concepts to you. Think of asking us like asking the TA for help. He's not just going to give you the answer either, but will try to help you understand concepts if you're genuinely trying to learn.