# Voltage Divider - Voltage Division Rule

The voltage division rule (voltage divider) is a simple rule which can be used in solving circuits to simplify the solution. Applying the voltage division rule can also solve simple circuits thoroughly. The statement of the rule is simple:

Voltage Division Rule: The voltage is divided between two series resistors in direct proportion to their resistance.

It is easy to prove this. In the following circuit

Voltage Divider

the Ohm's law implies that
$v_1(t)=R_1 i(t)$ (I)
$v_2(t)=R_2 i(t)$ (II)