# Scala SortedSet equals() method with example

• Last Updated : 03 Nov, 2019

The equals() method is utilized to check whether the two SortedSets have the same elements or not.

Method Definition: def equals(that: Any): Boolean

Return Type: It returns true if the elements of both the SortedSets are same else it returns false.

Example #1:

 `// Scala program of equals()``// method``import` `scala.collection.immutable.SortedSet `` ` `// Creating object ``object` `GfG ``{ `` ` `    ``// Main method ``    ``def` `main(args``:``Array[String]) ``    ``{ ``     ` `        ``// Creating SortedSets ``        ``val` `s``1` `=` `SortedSet(``"geeks"``, ``"for"``, ``"cs"``) ``        ``val` `s``2` `=` `SortedSet(``"cs"``, ``"for"``, ``"geeks"``) ``         ` `        ``// Applying equals method ``        ``val` `result ``=` `s``1``.equals(s``2``) ``         ` `        ``// Displays output ``        ``println(result) ``     ` `    ``} ``} `

Output:

```true
```

Example #2:

 `// Scala program of equals()``// method``import` `scala.collection.immutable.SortedSet `` ` `// Creating object ``object` `GfG ``{ `` ` `    ``// Main method ``    ``def` `main(args``:``Array[String]) ``    ``{ ``     ` `        ``// Creating SortedSets ``        ``val` `s``1` `=` `SortedSet(``11``, ``10``, ``2019``) ``        ``val` `s``2` `=` `SortedSet(``9``, ``10``, ``2018``) ``         ` `        ``// Applying equals method ``        ``val` `result ``=` `s``1``.equals(s``2``) ``         ` `        ``// Displays output ``        ``println(result) ``     ` `    ``} ``} `

Output:

```false
```

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