# Is there a difference between equality and identity?

Identity determines whether two objects share the same memory address. Equality determines if two object contain the same state. If two object are identical then they are also equal but just because two objects are equal dies not mean that they share the same memory address.

## What is the importance of an identity and equality?

The identity and equality properties are important tools to use when solving equations. Suppose an equation is 3 +x = 12, so 3 – 3 +x = 12 -3. Solving both sides of the equation, 3-3 equals 0, so 0 +x = 12-3.

## Are all identities equal?

An equality is not the same as identity. There are equalities of two different types: equations and identities.

## What is the difference between identity and equation?

Solving an equation means finding the value or values for which the two expressions are equal. This means equations are not always true. In the example above, 3 x + 5 = 11 , the only correct solution for is 2. An identity is an equation which is always true, no matter what values are substituted.

## What is the difference between being equal and being the same?

As adjectives the difference between equal and same

is that equal is (not comparable) the same in all respects while same is not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; numerically identical.

## What is an example of identity?

An example of identity is a person’s name . An example of identity are the traditional characteristics of an American. See identity management, identity theft, identity metasystem and Identity 2.0. The condition or fact of being the same or exactly alike; sameness; oneness.