Enigma 1144: Isaac Newton (?-1727)
24 October 2016
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From New Scientist #2300, 21st July 2001 [link]
Isaac Newton, 1642-1727? or 1643-1727? The discrepancy of course is due to the overlap of the Julian and Gregorian calendars and to avoid any controversy I have omitted his birth year altogether in the given multiplications, leaving only 1727 as shown. All other digits have been replaced by letters and asterisks.
However, the mechanistic laws of motion attributed to this great scientists provide another clue and this is given by the simple equation: F = m × A.
In the multiplications and the clue, different capital letters stand for different digits and the same capital letter stands for the same digit. Asterisks and the lower-case letter, m, can be any digit.
What is the value of SCIENTIST?