But in FMA, they prove there isn't equivalent exchange~
Like how it takes 5 Copper Ingots to "convert" into 1 Silver Ingot?
It's not a closed system, so equivalent exchange is virtually impossible. You get matter/energy lost when trying to change the molecular structure in an open system.
This is LIFE not some anime >:l
Originally Posted by bradstrt
At least you can have the suit from FMA.
"Equivalent Exchange" is purely Full Metal Alchemist.
And has nothing to do with "alchemy" itself.
Alchemy was the practice of turning metals to gold, and to find the methods of creating life extending methods. In this sense, it makes no sense that equivalent exchange would apply at all.
Besides, the entire journey of FMA was to prove that equivalent exchange was wrong.
Originally Posted by Margatroid
Some beliefs of alchemy branched towards the idea of magic rather than anything even, while some were based on what was quoted above.
Then again, you could turn Iron Ore into Copper Ingots, so that's not bad.
Originally Posted by Zid
You can't. Except for Unknown -> Iron, any metal "advancing" to a "higher level" of metal must be of the same solid state.
Originally Posted by Andy-Buddy
For example, you can only get Silver Ingots by converting Copper Ingots only. You cannot get it with Copper Ore or Copper Ore Fragments, but only Copper Ingots.
The only metal that can used for any state is Unknown Ore Fragment -> Iron Ore/Ore Fragment/Ingot.