# Equal Sign

Pronunciation: /ˈikwəl saɪn/ Explain

The equal sign is the symbol '='.[3] 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

1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, equal sign. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 71. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
2. equal sign. merriam-webster.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. Merriam-Webster. Last Accessed 7/9/2018. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equal sign. Buy the book
3. Keigwin, H. W.. Principles of Elementary Algebra. pg 5. www.archive.org. Ginn & Company. 1886. Last Accessed 7/9/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/principlesofelem00dupurich#page/5/mode/1up/search/equality. Buy the book

McAdams, David E. Equal Sign. 4/20/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/e/equalsign.html.

### Revision History

4/20/2019: Updated expressions and equations to match new format. (McAdams, David E.)
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)