# Equal Symbol

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Symbol Format Data
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U+003D
TeX
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SVG

## Usage

The equals symbol is used in math to assert that two expressions have the same value.

## Related

The not equal symbol is used in math to indicate that two expressions are not equal to each other.

The approximately symbol is used in math to indicate that two expressions are approximately equal to each other.

The equivalent symbol is used in modular arithmetic to express that two numbers are congruent modulo some number N. The symbol is also used to express an identity.

The congruent symbol is used in geometry to state that two shapes are identical to each other.