Equal Sign
Pronunciation: /ˈikwəl saɪn/ Explain
The equal sign is the symbol '='.^{[1]}
The equal sign is used to indicate that the
expressions
on each side of the equal sign have
exactly
the same value.
The
equation
3 + x = 2x states that the expression 3 + x
has the same value as the expression 2x.
This equality relationship can be used to conclude that x = 3.
References
- equal sign. merriam-webster.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. Merriam-Webster. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equal sign.
- Keigwin, H. W.. Principles of Elementary Algebra. pg 5. www.archive.org. Ginn & Company. 1886. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/principlesofelem00dupurich#page/5/mode/1up/search/equality. Buy the book
Cite this article as:
McAdams, David E. Equal Sign. 7/9/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/e/equalsign.html.
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