## Python Not Equal Operator

In Python, Comparison Not Equal Operator takes two operands and returns a boolean value of True if both the operands are not equal, else it the operands are equal then it returns False.

## Syntax

The syntax to check if two values: `a` and `b` are not equal using Not Equal Operator is

`a != b`

The above expression returns a boolean value.

## Examples

### 1. Check if two numbers are not equal

In the following program, we take two numbers: `a`, `b`; and check if these two numbers are equal.

main.py

```a = 4
b = 5

if a != b :
print('a and b are not equal.')
else :
print('a and b not equal.')```
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Output

`a and b are not equal.`

### 2. Check if two strings are not equal

In the following program, we take two string values: `a`, `b`; and check if these two strings are not equal.

main.py

```a = 'apple'
b = 'apple'

if a != b :
print('a and b are not equal.')
else :
print('a and b are equal.')```
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Output

`a and b are equal.`

## Conclusion

In this Python Tutorial, we learned about Comparison Not Equal Operator, its syntax, and usage, with examples.