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Are both is equal to and equals similar in meaning? Which is the more natural?
For example, one plus one equals two or one plus one is equal to two.
Both are grammatically correct and mean the same. And both are the natural ways of saying it. Use either.
"1+3=4" may be read "one plus three equals four" or "one plus three is equal to four". Both are correct, and commonly heard.