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# Lesson 1.5: Equals Sign

## Symbol

$=\phantom{\rule{.3em}{0ex}}\text{equals}$
⠨⠅

## Explanation

The equals sign is a sign of comparison. It is a two-cell symbol with dots four six in the first cell and dots one three in the second.

The equals sign, and all other signs of comparison have a blank space before and after the symbol. If a numeral follows the equals sign, it must be preceded by the numeric indicator because there is a space between the numeral and the equals sign.

### Example 1

$3+7=10$
⠼⠒⠬⠶⠀⠨⠅⠀⠼⠂⠴

### Example 2

$7-2=5$
⠼⠶⠤⠆⠀⠨⠅⠀⠼⠢

### Example 3

$3+17-5=15$
⠼⠒⠬⠂⠶⠤⠢⠀⠨⠅⠀⠼⠂⠢