# What does an equal sign with a line through it mean?

Math symbols are short forms to represent the information and data we have.

## Answer: An equal sign with a line through it, i.e., ≠, means Not equal to.

The list of math symbols is endless. We have at least 10,000+ symbols and there are some that we rarely use.

**Explanation:**

An equal sign with a line through it is **≠** and means **not equal to.**

For example: 5 + 4 ≠ 1.