# Lesson 1.4: Signs of Comparison: The Equal Sign

## Symbols

$=\phantom{\rule{.3em}{0ex}}\text{equals}$

⠐⠶

## Explanation

The equals sign is a sign of comparison. It is formed with a prefix and a root. The equals sign uses a dot five prefix in the first cell and dots two three five six in the second cell.

A blank space is left before and after the equals sign and all other signs of comparison. A space terminates numeric mode. The numeric indicator is required before the numeral that follows the equals sign.

### Example 1

$5+2=7$

⠼⠑⠐⠖⠼⠃⠀⠐⠶⠀⠼⠛

### Example 2

$3+5=8$

⠼⠉⠐⠖⠼⠑⠀⠐⠶⠀⠼⠓

### Example 3

$7+4-2=9$

⠼⠛⠐⠖⠼⠙⠐⠤⠼⠃⠀⠐⠶⠀⠼⠊

The sign of comparison is used whenever the symbol appears in print. Print spacing should be followed.

### Example 4

$60\phantom{\rule{.3em}{0ex}}\text{seconds}\phantom{\rule{.3em}{0ex}}=1\phantom{\rule{.3em}{0ex}}\text{minute}$

⠼⠋⠚⠀⠎⠑⠉⠕⠝⠙⠎⠀⠐⠶⠀⠼⠁⠀⠍⠔⠥⠞⠑

### Example 5

$5\phantom{\rule{.3em}{0ex}}\text{nickels}\phantom{\rule{.3em}{0ex}}=1\phantom{\rule{.3em}{0ex}}\text{quarter}$

⠼⠑⠀⠝⠊⠉⠅⠑⠇⠎⠀⠐⠶⠀⠼⠁⠀⠟⠥⠜⠞⠻