# How to Type Math Symbols in Excel: 3 Easy Methods

### Method 1 – Apply Keyboard Shortcuts to Type Math Symbols in Excel

Steps:

• After selecting cell E5, press the Alt + 43 simultaneously on your keyboard.

• We will remark the chemistry marks as the Plus (+) sign or Minus (-) sign. For the mark which is greater than 60, we will remark it as Plus. And the mark which is less than 60 we will remark it as Minus. For the Minus (-) sign, press Alt + 45.

• Some Alt code is given below.
Alt + Key Math Symbols Symbol Description
Alt + 43 + Plus Sign
Alt + 45 Minus Sign
Alt + 0247 ÷ Divide by / Division sign
Alt + 37 % Percentage Sign
Alt + 0137 Per mille (per thousand)
Alt + 60 < Less Than
Alt + 0215 × Multiplication Sign
Alt + 241 ± Plus or Minus
Alt + 240 Exactly Identical
Alt + 61 = Equals
Alt + 247 Approximately equal
Alt + 228 Summation
Alt + 62 > Greater Than
Alt + 242 Greater than or equal
Alt + 243 Less than or equal
Alt + 251 Square Root
Alt + 40 ( Open Bracket
Alt + 41 ) Close Bracket
Alt + 47 / Fraction Slash
Alt + 0188 ¼ Quarter
Alt + 0189 ½ Half
Alt + 0190 ¾ Three quarters
Alt + 46 . Decimal Point
Alt + 252 Power n
Alt + 0185 ¹ To the power of 1
Alt + 0178 ² squared
Alt + 0179 ³ cubed
Alt + 227 π Pi
Alt + 248 ° Degree sign
Alt + 35 # Number Sign
Alt + 236 Infinity
Alt + 230 µ Micro Symbol
Alt + 239 Suggest definition
Alt + 244 Top half
Alt + 245 Bottom Half
Alt + 8706 (W) Partial Differential
Alt + 8710 (W) Increment
Alt + 8719 (W) N-Ary
Alt + 8735 (W) Right Angle

### Method 2 – Use Symbol Command to Type Math Symbols in Excel

Steps:

• Select cell E5 → Insert → Symbols → Symbol.

• A dialog box named Symbol will appear in front of you.
• From the Symbol dialog box, firstly, select the Symbols tab.
• Select the Algerian from the Font drop-down box.
• Select the desired mathematical sign. Select the Integral () sign. Press Insert.

• After pressing the Insert button, you can type the Integral sign in cell E5.

• AutoFill the Integral sign to the rest of the cells in column E.

### Method 3 – Apply Ink Equation Command to Type Math Symbols in Excel

Steps:

• Select cell E5 → Insert → Symbols → Equation → Ink Equation.

• The Math Input Control dialog box pops up.

• Type 5 + 3 = 8 in the Write math here typing box. Hence, press the Insert option.

• Insert a math equation with math symbols in cell E5.

• Repeat step 1 to insert the equation with math symbols which has been given in the below screenshot.

## Things to Remember

To type the plus (+) sign, you can press Alt + 43 simultaneously on your keyboard..

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