Equal Sign – Definition with Examples

What is Equal Sign?

The equal sign in mathematics describes equality between the values, equations, or expressions written on both sides.

The symbol for equal to is two small horizontal lines placed parallelly.

We place the ‘equal to’ sign is between two things that are the same or equal.

Examples:

1 + 1 = 2

This means that 1 + 1 is equal to 2

\$1 = 100 cents

This means that 1 dollar is equivalent to 100 cents.

An equation contains variables, constants and an equal to sign in the form of expression. In every equation, the expression on the left-hand side (LHS) is equal to the expression on the right-hand side (RHS).