We have x=12 and y=12 .

How should we write:

The value of x and y are same and equal


The value of x and y is same and equal

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    Welcome! You don't necessarily need to put both "same" and "equal" if both x,y are 12. It might seem redundant to someone. Jun 22, 2021 at 7:39

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As both x and y have a value, there are two values (these happen to be equal, but in general the values don't need to be equal) So you need to pluralise "value" and use "are"

The values of x and y are equal.

But on the other hand, if you change your perspective and treat 12 a single thing (that happens to be in both x and y) you can also say

The variables x and y have the same value.

But you still need a plural word "variables"

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