Well, my intuitive logic that says if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck…it must be a duck! WRONG!
My 1963 Electronics 101 must have lost this amidst the Kirchhoff Law discussions.
Here is a link to some equations that will assist you. You are correct in using 2 resistors instead of one. Now, I have some new info to use in my quest for more exotic pedal circuits.
I’ll wipe the mud from my face as I thank you for broaching this subject.