# Thread: Help with Science Riddle

1. 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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3. Originally Posted by eagle
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.

4. Originally Posted by exchemist
Originally Posted by eagle
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

5. My guess would be Watt.
IE = P
Ohm's law
IR = E

which means
I^2R = P
or
V^2/R =P

6. I thought that too, but the OP says the answer is a 4 digit number not a word...

7. Originally Posted by Janus
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".

8. Thanks for your help, but it's definitely a 4 digit number to unlock a safe.

9. that being so, we are missing other data it seems....

10. Originally Posted by eagle
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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