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I have two things that are the same, I'm just trying to say that in one of the following options but I'm confused because I don't know what is the correct.

1) Both equal.

2) both equals.

3) both of them equal.

4) both of them equals.

5) both of them is equal.

6) both of them are equal.

7) both is equal.

8) both are equal.

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You use both for referring to two persons or things. So it takes a plural verb as follows:

Both equal, both of them equal, both of them are equal, and both are equal.

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