# Python - Comparison Operators

Python provides operators that can be used to compare values or values within variables. As as the name implies.

The comparison operators include **equal to** and **not equal to** operators. Also known as **equality operators**.

Both comparison operators, **equal to( ==)** and

**not equal to(**gives resultant value in

`!=`

)**boolean**i.e either

**or**

`True`

**after evaluation.**

`False`

Equal to(`==`

) operator(**double equal**) checks, whether operands surrounding equal to operator are same or not. Whereas the single equal(`=`

) is used for assigning RHS(*Right Hand Side*) value or expression to LHS(*Left Hand Side*).

The not equal to(`!=`

) operator in Python checks, whether operands surrounding operator are **different** or **not**.

In this article, you will find **Comparison** operators provided by Python.

# Comparison operators

Basic comparisons performed on operands/variables with the use of equality operators.

Operator | Description | Example |
---|---|---|

`==` | Equal | `a == b` |

`!=` | Not Equal | `a != b` |

- Both of these operators
`==`

and`!=`

are binary operators. - These operators also follow the same general structure of
`Operand`

`Operator`

, meaning that an operator is always surrounded by two operands.`Operand`

- For example, an expression
`a == b`

is a binary operation, where**a**and**b**are the two operands and**==**is an operator. - If value of
`a`

&`b`

are same then you will get`True`

as value else`False`

.

## Example for different value in operands

```
a = 12
b = 24
print(a == b)
#Output: False
print(a != b)
#Output: True
```

## Example for same value in operands

```
a = 12
b = 12
print(a == b)
#Output: True
print(a != b)
#Output: False
```

Generally these operators are use with `if`

statements.

## Program to check whether the entered number is zero or non-zero

```
# ZeroNonZero.py
num = int(input('Enter integer: '))
if num == 0 :
print('Zero')
else :
print('Non-zero')
```

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