How should I read the equation a=b+1=c-3 in English?
I do not believe it is an equation. An equation has two parts, you have three of them in the correlation above.
Still, I would read it as:
"a is equal to b plus one, which is equal to с minus three".
Hope it's correct.
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'a equals b plus one equals c minus three.
Originally Posted by sitifan
I take Jack's point: an equation has two parts.
You can still say 5 = 3+2 = 12-7 = 5x1, but it's not an equation.
So call it a statement, sitifan.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-Aug-2010 at 18:23.