# Electric charge equally distributed in rice grains

1. Mar 2, 2010

### martinskibg

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

How many rice grains are needed for an electric charge of a certain strength (I dont remember the value now but is it really relevant?) to be equally distributed amongst them?

2. Relevant equations

I hope you can answer that :)

3. The attempt at a solution

I can only guess. Is there a formula for this? Whats the logic behind this. I was given such a question on a test.

2. Mar 2, 2010

### ideasrule

The exact value of the charge is very important. If it turns out to be precisely 3 times the charge on an electron, we know that 3 rice grains are needed.