Common Math Symbols

The following symbols are commonly used in basic math and algebra. Be sure to know what each symbol represents.
  • = is equal to
  • ≠ is not equal to
  • > is greater than
  • < is less than
  • ≥ is greater than or equal to (also written )
  • ≤ is less than or equal to (also written )
  •  is not greater than
  • equation is not less than

  • equation is not greater than or equal to

  • equation is not less than or equal to

  • ≈ is approximately equal to (also written equation)