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equal sign

The symbol (=) used to indicate logical or mathematical equality.
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equal sign


equals sign

(Mathematics) the symbol =, used to indicate a mathematical equality
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e′qual sign`

or e′quals sign`,

the symbol (=) used, esp. in a mathematical or logical expression, to indicate that the terms it separates are equal.
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Noun1.equal sign - a sign indicating that the quantities on either side are equal
sign - a character indicating a relation between quantities; "don't forget the minus sign"
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I have observed that many students can learn to do an algebra problem after four or five practice problems, but often do not obtain the correct answer simply because the students cannot use decimals properly and get the right numerical answer on the other side of the equal sign.
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Part of this system is the meaning of the equal sign. Students often interpret the equal sign as a "to do"sign--as it is on a calculator--instead of an "is equal to"sign (Carraher & Schliemann, 2007).
Depending on how it is used, a formula may need to be prefaced with equal sign (=), just as an Excel formula.
I examine this logic as a way of reasoning about and establishing what is equal, equivalent, and different through the use of the equal sign (=) in the curriculum.
A core understanding critical to student success in algebra is that the equal sign represents a relation between two equivalent quantities.
To be consistent with the lift equation, if one factor on the right side of the equal sign increases, then another factor must decrease proportionately.
The first stage is arithmetic competence: the capacity to operate numerically and the understanding of operational laws and relational meaning of the equal sign in standard equations (i.e., both sides of the equal sign have the same value).
If toll/tribute money can promote liberal socialism then all political groups must have equal sign time.
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The symbol mocked an image, created by the Human Rights Campaign (a gay rights group), that depicts an equal sign on a red square.