korian_oct20“I had to walk two miles to the store.”
“How far is that?”
“Two miles is equivalent to 3.2 kilometers.”

If something is “equivalent” to something else, the two things are equal. “Equal” might be easier when talking about math, but in more everyday situations, “equivalent” is often better.

“They invited you to come with them to see a horror movie? They know you hate horror movies. That’s equivalent to telling you not to come!”