# Lesson 1.4: Signs of Comparison: The Equal Sign

## Symbols

= 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 seconds = 1 minute

⠼⠋⠚⠀⠎⠑⠉⠕⠝⠙⠎⠀⠐⠶⠀⠼⠁⠀⠍⠔⠥⠞⠑

### Example 5

5 nickels = 1 quarter

⠼⠑⠀⠝⠊⠉⠅⠑⠇⠎⠀⠐⠶⠀⠼⠁⠀⠟⠥⠜⠞⠻