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Class Methods - "Equals" and "ReferenceEquals"

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Hi, I'm using MS VS2010, C#.NET. I have what may be somewhat of an academic question.

I created a custom Class in one of my applications. As a default, the Class has two methods in it. Those being the "Equals" and "ReferenceEquals" methods.

Why is this a default? I would assume that my custom Class is getting the methods through inheritance from perhaps the Object Class, but why would any Class want to have such methods as defaults?

Thanks for your help,
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