This equation still has a better conclusion than Twilight Princess.

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- Jun 20, 2013 7:29 AM
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Yay fishbiscuit!

- Jun 20, 2013 7:32 AM
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You are definitely special! ;-)

- Jun 20, 2013 7:39 AM
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buhhhhhhh the math error

I would prefer a Time Cube shirt

- Jun 20, 2013 7:47 AM
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adamantypants wrote:Can't bring myself to buy it based purely on mathematical principle. 3ma would be more accurate.

Exactly what I was thinking. Tri indicates 3 of something, not something cubed.

- Jun 20, 2013 8:23 AM
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New w00ters can't triforce.

- Jun 20, 2013 8:38 AM
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What's nu?

Frequency!

- Jun 20, 2013 9:01 AM
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wrek wrote:Really North Dakota? REALLY?

Do you mean Wyoming?

Perhaps afraid of the ramifications of such an egregious math error.

- Jun 20, 2013 9:03 AM
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Welp, Link didn't get the Triforce of Math. This shirt needs Navi saying "Hey Listen" with the correct equation.

- Jun 20, 2013 9:08 AM
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It could have just said 3(F)

- Jun 20, 2013 11:03 AM
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When reading the shirt I think: "Force cube(d) equals Triforce."

- Jun 20, 2013 11:31 AM
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Put me in the camp of this being the cubed force and not the tri force. Guess I shouldn't be surprised that several nerds* comments on this before me.

*not intended as an insult

smohyee wrote:...(ma)^3 suggests each force has a multiplicative (or exponential) effect when combined...

multiplicative is not exponential

x^n is not equal to n^x

just spreading the math love

- Jun 20, 2013 11:37 AM
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Nerds are so amusing,

- Jun 20, 2013 12:00 PM
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As a math and science teacher, who also grew up on Zelda, my extreme excitement was also shattered as I noticed it was exponential and not multiplication. I know it's nitpicky, but I would totally have purchased if it was 3(ma). Still a cool looking shirt though. If only...

- Jun 20, 2013 12:25 PM
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mraceeb wrote:As a math and science teacher, who also grew up on Zelda, my extreme excitement was also shattered as I noticed it was exponential and not multiplication. I know it's nitpicky, but I would totally have purchased if it was 3(ma). Still a cool looking shirt though. If only...

Agreed. The (Ma)^3 makes me want to Hyurle.

- Jun 20, 2013 12:29 PM
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The shirt can be fixed by drawing in a multiplier and cube-root.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

- Jun 20, 2013 12:38 PM
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Degree in physics? Check

Played Zelda? No

Turns out I'm only half geeky enough for this t-shirt.

(leaving aside the whole argument for 3ma vs (ma)^3)

- Jun 20, 2013 1:25 PM
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I'm sure I'm not the first to point out the fact that Link is apparently questing after the Cubeforce now.

- Jun 20, 2013 1:38 PM
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To address the math problem, I had it written out 3(ma) at first, but everyone I showed it to didn't get the joke until I changed the format of the problem, hence the title of this design, "Forced Math." It's kind of the joke and makes it extra special. A little artistic liberties are needed now and then. ;) Thanks to everyone who's buying one! You guys rock!

- Jun 20, 2013 1:55 PM
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I bought the Darth Vader version of this style shirt (Force Equation) last year and was getting rather annoyed at the # of people who kept asking me what it meant, so I don't wear it much except around the house or underneath another shirt.

I understood the meaning immediately (and I'm not much into equations) but the people that asked me about it should have known it's meaning. I was at a Comic-con and people didn't get it. I'm seeing this shirt and I get the feeling the same thing will happen to others who pick it up.

- Jun 20, 2013 1:57 PM
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I think we're all missing the point. This shirt provides a new universal algorithm:

(ma)^3 = (F^F)F

Using our already known algorithm of F=ma, we can substitute:

(F)^3 = F(F^F)

Now cancel out an F on each side:

F^2 = F^F

Now, we can use the magic of natural log to get:

ln(F^2) = ln(F^F)

2*ln(F) = F*ln(F)

Finally, cancel out the ln(F) on each side, and we get the universal truth the Zelda franchise has been attempting to tell us this whole time:

F = 2

Everything you know about everything has just been broken. F equals 2... period.

- Jun 20, 2013 2:11 PM
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enigmastrat wrote:stuff

you should design shirts

- Jun 20, 2013 2:11 PM
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enigmastrat wrote:

(ma)^3 = (F^F)F

F to the F power? You blew it right there ... that's what makes F=2 the only solution.

**New York NY**- Jun 20, 2013 3:15 PM
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Change the design to 3 triangles labelled: Fx, Fy, Fz, as tips on perpendicular vectors.

Tri-force by decomposition

Boom.

- Jun 20, 2013 3:24 PM
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Ha, looks like everyone else already noticed the problem I had with this. The other engineers at work would constantly be correcting my shirtquation.

- Jun 20, 2013 3:29 PM
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Ok, I would like to see the next Zelda shirt to be with Link with chalk in his hands, attempting to figure out the equation of the tri-force.

There would be many crossed out equations, for the struggling Link.

Then, another shirt for Gannondwarf, and the product being world dominance. Then one for Zelda, the product being a lazy princess.

But on a completly different idea, have Link speechless, as Zelda is holding what he thought was his baby, turning out to be Gannondwarfs child.

Yes, more Hyurle shirts, we must have.

- Jun 20, 2013 3:56 PM
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Even fewer people overall know that Ma is also the chinese term for cannabis XD

- Jun 20, 2013 6:20 PM
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angel0fire0 wrote:Even fewer people overall know that Ma is also the chinese term for cannabis XD

And horse. And mom (or "ma'"). And something else that I can't remember. Point is there's no wiggly line saying which. It could mean cube horse!

Hey, we're even more special!

Speaking of, I'd put good money on the ratio of physicists who know Zelda is higher than in the general population.

- Jun 20, 2013 7:18 PM
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Learn2Triforce, fellow Wooters!

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- Jun 20, 2013 9:53 PM
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Shouldn't that be 3(MA)? And I mean that purely mathematically. The shirt says (MA)cubed - that's not even close to 3 of something.

- Jun 21, 2013 12:21 AM
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fishbiscuit5 wrote:To address the math problem, I had it written out 3(ma) at first, but everyone I showed it to didn't get the joke until I changed the format of the problem, hence the title of this design, "Forced Math." It's kind of the joke and makes it extra special. A little artistic liberties are needed now and then. ;) Thanks to everyone who's buying one! You guys rock!

So you're saying these people understood that ma = force, but didn't get it when it was written 3(ma)? Slow bunch.

You could have written it

(ma) x 3

at the very least.

As for the title being "forced math" because the math is faulty, I'm calling ret-con on that one.

I'm just bustin' your chops. It's the internet. I'm convinced that's what the internet was designed to do.

And if "Fishbiscuit" is a Lost reference, you've earned my respect despite your mathematical fudgery.

- Jun 21, 2013 2:07 AM
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- Jun 21, 2013 4:19 PM
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adamantypants wrote:Can't bring myself to buy it based purely on mathematical principle. 3ma would be more accurate.

^^ this ^^

"And even of this tiny, tiny, tiny fraction of all the organisms on Earth, only some are capable of figuring out the joke, even when presented with it."

And even a smaller subset of the above are content with it being inaccurate.