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Equal sign

# Equal sign

Learn what the equals sign means.

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• is it 5+3=8 correct?
• yes 5 + 3 = 8

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• Sorry for the confusion, but doesn't 9-3+2-0=4? I was taught to always solve math problems with P.E.M.D.A.S. (parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction). Therefore, the equation should be 9-3+2-0, which is 9-5-0, which is 4-0, which is 4.
Is this video wrong, or am I wrong? Please tell me the reasoning behind who you agree with.
• PEMDAS is right, but of those, some operations have the "same priority". What I mean by that, is that the order really is Parentheses, exponents, (multiplication or division), (addition or subtraction). So in the expression 9-3+2-0, because addition and subtraction have the same priority, you do 9-3=6, 6+2=8, 8-0=8. An example with division and multiplication is 4 / 4 * 8. This is equal to 8 because division and multiplication have the same priority, so to evaluate you do 4/4 = 1, 1 * 8 = 8.
• Are fractions = to decimals
• you can convert the fractions to decimals by dividing the number on top with the number at the bottom.
• I have noticed that any math problem I do, will most likely always have an equal sign. So, I would like to know, does every math problem have an equal sign?
• Not all problems have equal signs. There are things called order of operations where you can't use an equal sign I believe
• Wen will I do that questions?
• equals sign means the same as
• at he says that 5 = 3+2 is the same as 3+2=5
how does that work?
i mean, there's a commutative property for mult and adding
but an equal sign?
• It seems that you have answered your own question! This is due to the Commutative Property of Addition. What else are your curious about?
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• But we'res the scrim for lording
• The symbol is an equals sign with a slash through it. It's hard to type on a regular keyboard, so if you want to use it on your computer the best way is to find one and then copy and paste it. A good way is to just search google for "not equal sign" and you'll find one pretty fast. To save you the trouble of doing that though, here's one: `≠`.