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Lesson 1.4: Signs of Comparison: The Equal Sign


= equals


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


Example 2


Example 3


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

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