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Equivalence Properties of Equality

The reflexive, symmetric, and transitive properties that are satisfied by the = symbol.

 

Reflexive Property       a = a
Symmetric Property If a = b then b = a.
Transitive Property If a = b and b = c then a = c.

 

See also

Trichotomy, transitive property of inequalities

 


  this page updated 27-aug-12
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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