# How much can Steve carry: a mathematical theory

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mddty01
Level 49 : Master Archer
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Steve is very strong. But how much can he really carry? For those of you who wonder that and that got a D- in 5th grade math, this is the blog for you!

OK, so first of all, we need to now how big is one Minecraft block. The answer is simple: 1 meter (3.28 feet)

Now, what is the heaviest block in Minecraft? The beloved golden block!

Since 1 block = 1 cubic meter, 1 block of gold weighs 42509.53 pounds (19282.2 kg), 40.85 times more than the olympic record of weight-lifting (472 kg)!

Steve has 36 slots in his inventory, each able to hold up to 64 blocks, meaning that he can hold 2304 blocks in total! If we take into account that every block weighs 42509.53 pounds, Steve can lift up to 97941957.12 pounds (44425720 kg)!

Lets put that into perspective: The statue of liberty only weighs 450,000 pounds! That means that Steve can carry More than 200 statues AT ONCE! Cool idea for a mod, right?

But, as incredible as it may sound, the gold block may be the heaviest BLOCK in Minecraft, but it’s not the heaviest ITEM that can be found in that blocky game. That award goes to the one, the only, the item that hasd saved players from death several times, despite weighing EIGHT TIMES MORE than the beloved gold block, it’s… THE GOLDEN APPLE!

Yes! If you all remember correctly, a golden apple is crafted with an apple surrounded by eight gold blocks. It is presumably the heaviest item in the game (but still, it’s a renewable resource!).

What we need to find out now, is how much it weighs. Eight gold blocks weigh 340076.24 pounds in total, meaning that, if you count only the weight of gold blocks he can carry 783535656.96 pounds.

But there are still the apples that we need to take into account. An apple usually weighs 5 ounces. There is 16 ounces in a pound. That means that there are 10170 ounces of apples if we fill up Steve’s entire inventory.

But we need to convert these ounces to pounds. 10170 ounces thus become 635.625 pounds. If we combine the apples with the gold blocks, we get 782536292.585 pounds!

Now let’s put THAT into perspective! The Eiffel tower, metal and non-metal components included, weighs 10000 tons, or 20000000 pounds. Meaning that Steve can lift 39 towers AT ONCE and still sprint and jump!

So, in conclusion, Steve reaches his maximum weight that he can carry when he only has golden apples in his inventory. He could probably do more, in future updates. But for now, he can only carry 782536292.585 pounds!

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05/21/2019 6:35 pm
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strikeforce_35
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10/22/2017 8:14 am
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EnderCake9
Actually, with Ctrl+Middle Click in the game, using Chests with NBT tags so they're full of Shulker Boxes with Notch Apples, it could go infinitely, but with an inventory of Chests full of Shulker Boxes that are full of Notch Apples, including your other hand, AND Gold Armor, you can hold about 20274098482.6 pounds!!!
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08/04/2019 10:12 pm
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HowMuch
The actual weight Steve can carry is too much for any calculator to handle so I just have the raw equation. Considering the nbt limit,shulker boxes,ender chest, inventory,, and offhand slot. This is also counting the weight of the apple,gold blocks, shulker boxes,chests,armor, and the ender chest)

1 shulker shell=0.141748kg(idk what a shulker shell is so i used turtle shells)

1 shulker box = 2 shulker shells and a chest

1 shulker box = 3760.2835kg

2144.4(repeat)kg = weight of one gold ingot

A set of gold armor = 24 gold ingots

A set of gold armor = 51,466.6(repeat)kg

1 wood plank = 1 cubic meter of wood

470kg=1 wood plank

1 gold block = 1 cubic meter of pure gold

19300kg= 1 gold block

2600kg=weight of 1 obsidian block

24,560kg=weight of one ender chest

0.1kg=average weight of an apple

470*8=3760kg(weight of a chest in kg)

19300*8+0.1=154,000.1kg(weight of an enchanted golden apple in kg)

(64*27)=1 nbt chest/the shulker box (there are 512 nbt chest and one shulker box for each equation(gold apples and chests)

(27+37)=ender chest capacity+ inventory+offhand slot (only one ender chest)

(Equation 1-enchanted golden apples)

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(Equation 2-chests)

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(64*27)* (64*27)* (64*27)* (64*27)* (64*27)* (64*27)* (64*27)* (64*27)* (64*27)* (64*27)* (64*27)* (64*27)*(64*27)*(27+36)+(51,466.6(repeat))(gold armor)+24,560(ender chest)+)3760.2835*27)(shulker boxes)=Absolute maximum amount of kg Steve can hold
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10/22/2017 8:14 am
Level 1 : New Miner
EnderCake9
Just so you know, that's a lot of pounds.
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04/05/2017 5:07 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
EpicDonkey616
With shulker boxes now in the game, Steve can carry even more. Lets suppose he has an ender chest full of shulker boxes, which are full of gold blocks.

- The ender chest itself will carry 46,656 items! (64x27)x27)

- For the rest of Steve's inventory, we need to do (64x27)x35)= 60,480

- So altogether steve can carry 107,136 gold blocks!

- If 1 gold block equals 19,300kg/m^3, then steve can carry a total of 2,067,724,800kg!

- But what about armour? Well, if 1 gold ingot is 1/9 the size of a block, then 24 ingots equals 51,467kg

- Then weapons, if he carrys 2 axes, one in each hand, that equals 12,867kg

- So altogether, steve can carry 2,067,789,134kg! (That's 9190 Statue of Liberty's)
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07/02/2014 4:15 pm
Level 1 : New Narwhal
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07/05/2014 12:04 pm
Level 49 : Master Archer
mddty01
No, that was how much can he lift, or bench press! Totally different!
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07/01/2014 6:48 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Scapegoat
Gab_Cab
*Cough*Totally-not-done-before*Cough*
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06/30/2014 6:29 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Ninja
josue514
Goku?
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06/30/2014 6:28 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Taco
Gigorahk
Pretty cool but I already heard this from NiceMark. So I assume you didn't make it yourself.