How to sign formula in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with the thumb side of your dominant hand next to the top of the palm side of your non-dominant hand. Press your dominant hand against the top of your non-dominant hand and then bring it down and press it against the bottom of your non-dominant hand.


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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for formula
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for formula
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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