Symbols:General/Equals

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Equals

$=$


$x = y$ means $x$ is the same object as $y$, and is read $x$ equals $y$, or $x$ is equal to $y$.
$x \ne y$ means $x$ is not the same object as $y$, and is read $x$ is not equal to $y$.


The expression:

$a = b$

means:

$a$ and $b$ are names for the same object.


The $\LaTeX$ code for \(=\) is = .

The $\LaTeX$ code for \(\ne\) is \ne  or \neq.