# Equality Operators

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There are two equality operators: **==** and **!=**. They test for equality and inequality between arithmetic or pointer values, following rules very similar to those for the relational operators.

Note:Notice that==and!=have a lower precedence than the relational operators<and>,<=, and>=. Also,==and!=can compare certain pointer types for equality and inequality where the relational operators would not be allowed.

The syntax is

equality-expression:==!= relational-expression equality-expression == relational-expression equality-expression != relational-expression