Take the following sentence:

Lemma. Es ist A=B.

In English one could just write:

Lemma. A=B.

Does this also work in German?

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    Are you looking for an English translation? I think you should ask on the English stack exchange instead, as this does not need German expertise. Or do you have a different question? Jun 21, 2022 at 18:13
  • But this is about German text.
    – C.F.G
    Jun 21, 2022 at 18:17
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    So you just want to know what it means? Generally, if there is something in German which you do not understand, then it can be on-topic here. If you understand the German text and want to know what the best way is to say it in English, then it is usually off-topic here.
    – Carsten S
    Jun 21, 2022 at 18:56
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    @CarstenS We have a tag translation-de-to-en.
    – Paul Frost
    Jun 21, 2022 at 19:13
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    @infinitezero This would require that some user of English Stack exchange does understand German and has additionally a mathematical background. I think it is more likely that a user of German stack exchange has the required skills (German + English + mathematics).
    – Paul Frost
    Jun 21, 2022 at 19:22

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You can omit "Es ist". The statement "A = B" has the same meaning. This is true both in German and in English.

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    Did you mean "Es ist" instead of "Es gilt"?
    – RDBury
    Jun 21, 2022 at 23:54
  • Oder: "Es sei A = B." Jun 22, 2022 at 0:19
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    Es sei A=B ist etwas völlig anderes als es ist A=B. Jun 22, 2022 at 3:29
  • @RDBury Yes, I did not pay attention. But "es gilt" and "es ist" have the same meaning in the present context.
    – Paul Frost
    Jun 22, 2022 at 7:14
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    One can simply write A=B, but if the remaining text uses full sentences, it does not look good.
    – RHa
    Jun 22, 2022 at 9:45

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