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# What does the less than symbol look like?

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###### February 24, 2008 6:58AM

< The symbol for "less than" is <.

For example: 4<6

This is essentially saying, "four is less than six."

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### What is symbol for more or less?

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### What is the symbol for less than?

'<' stands for less than
It is the < symbol located on the same key as the comma. I
distinguish this from the > (greater than) symbol because the
< (less than) looks like a slanted L (for Less than).
The bigger number is at the bigger (wider) end of the sign. For
example in 3 < 5 the 5 is at the bigger (wider) end of the sign,
so it is bigger than the 3, so 3 is less than 5.
Depending on the fonts you have access to, "less than or equal
to" can be written as "<=" or "≤" and "greater than or equal to"
is ">=" or "≥"