# Overloaded operator: whether two Fractions are equal : Operator Overloading « Class Interface « C# / C Sharp

Overloaded operator: whether two Fractions are equal

```/*
Learning C#
by Jesse Liberty

Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596003765
*/

using System;

class Fraction
{
private int numerator;
private int denominator;

// create a fraction by passing in the numerator
// and denominator
public Fraction(int numerator, int denominator)
{
this.numerator=numerator;
this.denominator=denominator;
}

// overloaded operator+ takes two fractions
// and returns their sum
public static Fraction operator+(Fraction lhs, Fraction rhs)
{
// like fractions (shared denominator) can be added
if (lhs.denominator == rhs.denominator)
{
return new Fraction(lhs.numerator+rhs.numerator,
lhs.denominator);
}

// simplistic solution for unlike fractions
// 1/2 + 3/4 == (1*4) + (3*2) / (2*4) == 10/8
// this method does not reduce.
int firstProduct = lhs.numerator * rhs.denominator;
int secondProduct = rhs.numerator * lhs.denominator;
return new Fraction(
firstProduct + secondProduct,
lhs.denominator * rhs.denominator
);
}

// test whether two Fractions are equal
public static bool operator==(Fraction lhs, Fraction rhs)
{
if (lhs.denominator == rhs.denominator &&
lhs.numerator == rhs.numerator)
{
return true;
}
// code here to handle unlike fractions
return false;
}
// delegates to operator ==
public static bool operator !=(Fraction lhs, Fraction rhs)
{
return !(lhs==rhs);
}
// tests for same types, then delegates
public override bool Equals(object o)
{
if (! (o is Fraction) )
{
return false;
}
return this == (Fraction) o;
}
// return a string representation of the fraction
public override string ToString()
{
String s = numerator.ToString() + "/" +
denominator.ToString();
return s;
}
}

public class TesterOperatorOverride
{
static void Main()
{
Fraction f1 = new Fraction(3,4);
Console.WriteLine("f1: {0}", f1.ToString());

Fraction f2 = new Fraction(2,4);
Console.WriteLine("f2: {0}", f2.ToString());

Fraction f3 = f1 + f2;
Console.WriteLine("f1 + f2 = f3: {0}", f3.ToString());

Fraction f4 = new Fraction(5,4);
if (f4 == f3)
{
Console.WriteLine("f4: {0} == F3: {1}",
f4.ToString(),
f3.ToString());
}

if (f4 != f2)
{
Console.WriteLine("f4: {0} != F2: {1}",
f4.ToString(),
f2.ToString());
}

if (f4.Equals(f3))
{
Console.WriteLine("{0}.Equals({1})",
f4.ToString(),
f3.ToString());
}
}
}

```