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.

I was really expecting it to be a puppy.

WHAT DO THE NUMBERS MEAN MASON

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.

I think it's a map to one eyed willy's burried treasure.

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.

**@thehexeditor** said:

WHAT DO THE NUMBERS MEAN MASON

I laughed.

It is most certainly Euler's Equation

**@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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