In the latest mailbag a tattoo of what looks like a mathematical equation is visible on Rorie's right arm. Anyone know what it is?

# Matthew Rories tattoo?

I can't remember exactly what the equation is, but you're right in that it is an equation.

After some freezeframing of the video, I'm fairly certain the equation reads exp(i x alpha) + 1 = 0 where the x is here a multiplication sign. This equation is easily solved for alpha through Euler's formula, and we get alpha = Pi, where Pi is the famous mathematical constant. **@SamFo** is probably right that he just picked a pretty looking equation to represent the field of mathematics.

Edit: **@FengShuiGod** is right that what I thought was alpha is a Pi, so the equation becomes the well known Euler's equation. It makes sense for him to choose it, since it has been called the most beautiful formula in mathematics.

It's Euler's Identity which is famous for it's mathematical beauty. It gets pretty weird, more than I would want to explain here, especially since I don't know how to do exponents on my keyboard, but yeah.

He is a pretty much a Physics major, maybe it's something to do with that?

**@Positrark**said:

Yeah, I totally remember him saying that it is indeed Euler's now that you said that. Nice find.After some freezeframing of the video, I'm fairly certain the equation reads exp(i x alpha) + 1 = 0 where the x is here a multiplication sign. This equation is easily solved for alpha through Euler's formula, and we get alpha = Pi, where Pi is the famous mathematical constant.

@SamFois probably right that he just picked a pretty looking equation to represent the field of mathematics.Edit:

@FengShuiGodis right that what I thought was alpha is a Pi, so the equation becomes the well known Euler's equation. It makes sense for him to choose it, since it has been called the most beautiful formula in mathematics.

**@SpikeSpiegel** said:

@thehexeditorsaid:WHAT DO THE NUMBERS MEAN MASON

I laughed.

Me too. Good one, man!

Shame you didn't search harder (or maybe if the site forum search was better), could have saved all that freeze framing - I remember threads on this solving the mystery at least twice this year. :D

e.g. http://www.screened.com/matt-rorie/14-867856/did-rorie-get-a-tattoo-on-his-arm/107-12593/

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