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  1. #1 Help with Science Riddle 
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    Combining Andre's current, once realised
    To Allessandros's potential, once energised
    Will, on the right day, render you a prize
    If young Georg's current rule is then applied


    Should be a 4 digit number?


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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle View Post
    Combining Andre's current, once realised
    To Allessandros's potential, once energised
    Will, on the right day, render you a prize
    If young Georg's current rule is then applied


    Should be a 4 digit number?
    These are partial first names of Ampere, Volta and Ohm respectively, but the only current rule I know is Kirchhoff's and he was a Gustav.

    But then I was never much good at crossword clues. Is it just a roundabout statement of V/i =R? Surely not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by exchemist View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by eagle View Post
    Combining Andre's current, once realised
    To Allessandros's potential, once energised
    Will, on the right day, render you a prize
    If young Georg's current rule is then applied


    Should be a 4 digit number?
    These are partial first names of Ampere, Volta and Ohm respectively, but the only current rule I know is Kirchhoff's and he was a Gustav.

    But then I was never much good at crossword clues. Is it just a roundabout statement of V/i =R? Surely not.

    That's what I thought, I can't get my head around it
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    My guess would be Watt.
    IE = P
    Ohm's law
    IR = E

    which means
    I^2R = P
    or
    V^2/R =P
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    I thought that too, but the OP says the answer is a 4 digit number not a word...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janus View Post
    My guess would be Watt.
    IE = P
    Ohm's law
    IR = E

    which means
    I^2R = P
    or
    V^2/R =P
    Ah yes I think that must be it - and re PhDemon's comment, someone has confusingly said "digits" when they mean "characters".
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    Thanks for your help, but it's definitely a 4 digit number to unlock a safe.
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    that being so, we are missing other data it seems....
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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle View Post
    definitely a 4 digit number to unlock a safe.
    Coincidentally, Ohm's father was a locksmith.

    Not sure when the verse was written but the line, 'Will, on the right day...' made me think of Human Rights Day which is celebrated every 10 Dec. (since 1948). That may represent the number 10 or 10/12 (10th of 12th) for all I know. Seemed like a strange line for a science puzzle. Alas I wouldn't know where to plug the number in anyway. The two word combination "young Georg" also seems strange to me and even the word 'rule' which could also precede a length of time in power appears ambiguous. Maybe you need to be a historian to do this.
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