# What does the greater than symbol look like?

The greater than symbol is >

Example:

-5 negative is greater than -10 negative

-5 > -10

### What does the no greater than symbol look like?

In the same way that a diagonal line through the equals symbol changes equals (=) to does not equal (â‰ ), a near-vertical line through the greater than symbol (>), changes it to not greater than. Unfortunately I cannot find it in my symbols set. One alternative, of course, is to change the equation around: x not greater than y is the same as x less than or equal to (â‰¤) y. When inverting the equation…

### What would one use the greater than symbol for?

The greater than symbol is typically a mathematical symbol declaring that one given value or number is greater than another given value or number. One would use this symbol for certain mathematical applications, as well as to indicate in any circumstance that one things value is greater than another.