# What Is The Lesser Than Sign?

## What is the less than sign look like?

L Method.

This method is pretty simple—”less than” starts with a letter L, so the symbol that looks most like an L is the one that means “less than.” < looks more like an L than >, so < means “less than.”.

## What does ≤ mean?

< Less Than and > Greater Than This symbol < means less than, for example 2 < 4 means that 2 is less than 4. ... ≤ ≥ These symbols mean 'less than or equal to' and 'greater than or equal to' and are commonly used in algebra.

## What does the less than symbol mean?

The less-than sign is a mathematical symbol that denotes an inequality between two values. The widely adopted form of two equal-length strokes connecting in an acute angle at the left, <, has been found in documents dated as far back as the 1560s.

## What sign is at most?

The notation a ≤ b or a ⩽ b means that a is less than or equal to b (or, equivalently, at most b, or not greater than b). The notation a ≥ b or a ⩾ b means that a is greater than or equal to b (or, equivalently, at least b, or not less than b).

## Which symbol is at least?

“Greater than or equal to” means at least. The equivalent symbol is “>=”. For example, A >= 5 means A should be at least 5.