How to write the greater than or equal to symbol in LaTeX?

# How to write the greater than or equal to symbol in LaTeX?

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This article aims to show you the simplest and easiest way to write a greater than or equal to symbol in LaTeX.

If you are working with inequalities you will need the greater than or equal to symbol, that is why today you will learn how to insert in in your LaTeX document

## Inequalities Symbols

In mathematics there are a set of symbols that denote some inequality between two given values, for example 2>1 or 2<3. Independently which one you use, if you want to say some number can be equal OR greater than other number, you use the “greater than or equal to” symbol.

Represented by a combination of the “>” sign with the “=”, combining these two we have,

In this article we will focus only on the “greater or equal to” symbol.

## Greater than or equal Symbol in LaTeX

LaTeX has the commands by default, meaning you don’t need packages for the inequalities symbols. The default command for this sign is \ge or \geq, both of them work great and as you can probably notice, no argument required.

For example

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
With $\backslash$geq $10 \geq g$\\
\vspace{5pt}
With $\backslash$ge $\pi \ge 3.14$
\end{document}


Gives the output

Now, there are plenty of more types of symbols involving the greater than.

Let’s say you have a quantity that is “bigger” than “greater” in that case you can use the command \gg

For example

\begin{document}
If $x=2$ and $y=0.1$ then $x \gg y$
\end{document}


Now you know how to denote the “greater than or equal to” symbol, it is very easy, maybe there could be some packages to create more extravagants symbols, but this tutorial is more focused on the key idea.

I hope you found this post helpful in guiding you with LaTeX, and as always keep writing in LaTeX.

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