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Interesting Fact - The equals sign

The = sign was invented by 16th Century Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde, who was fed up with writing "is equal to" in his equa...

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To improve your reading and comprehension, you can simply use these facts to learn new words.  When you find a word you don't understand, look it up in a dictionary, or simply double click the word to get the definition online.  If you use Chrome, enable the Chrome dictionary and you won't even have to double click anything. To test your comprehension try the Question a Day on the English Magazine.

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