## Equal-to Comparison Operator

In JavaScript, Equal-to comparison operator takes two operands, returns true if left and right operands are equal in value, or false if not.

## Syntax

`==`

symbol is used for comparison equal-to operator.

```
a == 5 //returns true if a has a value of 5
a == b //returns true if a and b has same value
```

Equal-to operator does not check if the operands are of same data type, but only checks if they have same value.

```
a = 5 //a has a value of 5
a == '5' //returns true
a == 5 //returns true
```

## Examples

1. Check if value of `a`

is equal to `5`

.

```
var a = 5;
if (a == 5) {
console.log('value of a is 5');
} else {
console.log('value of a is not 5');
}
```

2. Check if values in `a`

and `b`

are equal to each other.

```
var a = 5;
var b = 7;
if (a == b) {
console.log('a and b are equal in value');
} else {
console.log('a and b are not equal in value');
}
```

3. Check if value in `a`

is equal to `5`

.

```
var a = '5';
if (a == 5) {
console.log('value of a is 5');
} else {
console.log('value of a is not 5');
}
```

`a`

is assigned with a string type value. Comparison equal-to operator does not check the type, but only value.