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は [は] (ha-3)
    Meaning: (In mathematics), roughly "is/equals"
    Example: 2 plus 3 is? Ni tasu san wa? 二足す三は?
    JLPT Level: 0
    Author: Rinji_HalfElf

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This is from my Barron's Japanese Vocabulary Book.

It appears as though the function is similar to -i adjective, where desu is dropped. Or desu is not needed due to the operators plain verb form.

That or "ha" functions opposite of contrast in this case, and functions as "comparable" as the last example may indicate.
 
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ex #7839   Two plus three is five. Ni tasu san ha go. 
二足す三 五。にたすさんはご。  
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ex #7840   2 plus 2 is 4. 2 tasu 2 wa 4. 
2足す2 4。2たす2は4。  
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ex #7841   Nine minus three is six. Kyuu hiku san ha roku. 
九引く三 六。きゅうひく三は六。  
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ex #7842   8 minus 5 is 3. 8 hiku 5 ha 3. 
3。8ひく5は3。  
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ex #7843   One times seven is seven. Ichi kakeru shichi ha shichi.  
一掛ける七は七。いちかけるしちはしち。  
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ex #7844   Zero times zero is zero. Rei Kakeru rei ha rei.  
0掛ける0は0。れいかけるれいはれい。  
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ex #7845   Ten divided by two is five. Jyuu waru ni ha go. 
十割る二 ご 。じゅうわる二は五。  
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ex #7846   8 divided 2 is 4. 8 waru 2 ha 4.  
8割る2は4。8割る2は4。  
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ex #7847   Twelve is to four as nine is to three. Jyuuni tai yon ha kyuu tai san. 
十二たい四 九たい三。じゅうにたいよんはきゅうたいさん。  
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      Comments:  
    CelestaI edited 7839, because it had a redundant は.

    Do you need to add です to make it a polite speech? For example, is it expected of a person in a formal presentation to say 二足す三は五です?
     

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