In the following picture, *Sara* got an A+ in Biology, but her marks are unknown. However, an A+ means she has received at least an 80, which we’ll represent with a “less than or equal to” sign in the Marks cell.

## Method 1 â€“ Using the Symbol Command to Insert the â€˜Less Than or Equal toâ€™ symbol in Excel

- Select the cell you wish to add the â€˜Less Than or Equal toâ€™ symbol (in the example below, cell
**C7**). - Go to
**Insert**, then toÂ**Symbols,**and select**Symbol.**

- Select the
**Mathematical Operators**in the**Subset**box. - Select the
**less than or equal to**Â sign. - Click on
**Insert**.

- The sign will be attached to the selected cell.

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## Method 2 â€“ Using a Keyboard Shortcut to the Insert Less Than or Equal to Symbol in Excel

Each symbol in Excel has a numerical code, and the code for the â€˜less than or equal toâ€™ symbol is 243.

- Select a cell (in the example, that is
**C7**). - Press and hold the
**Alt**key. - Type
**243**using your keyboard.

- Release the
**Alt**key.

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## Method 3 – Using Equations to Insert the â€˜Less Than or Equal toâ€™ Symbol in Excel

- Select the cell where you want to insert the symbol.
- Go to
**Insert,**select**Symbols,**and choose**Equation**

- Under the
**Equation**tab, find the less than or equal to symbol. - Double-click on it.

- The symbol will be inserted in a separate moveable box.
- Drag the symbol into the cell where you need it (for the example, it’s to the right of the number).

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## Method 4 – Using the Ink Equation to Insert the Less Than or Equal to Symbol in Excel

- Go to
**Insert**, select**Symbols,**and choose**Equation.**

- In the
**Equation**tab, go to the**Tool**group and select**Ink Equation.**

- The Math Input Control dialog box will appear. Draw the
**less than or equal to**sign within the dialog box. Excel will then suggest the original symbol. - Select
**Insert**to add the symbol to your Excel sheet.

- Excel puts the symbol in a moveable box.

- Drag the box next to the number within the cell you need.

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## Method 5 – Using The Character Map to Insert the Less Than or Equal to Symbol in Excel

- Go to the
**Window Search Box**. - Type
**Chapter Map**into the Search Box. - When the
**Character Map**appears, click on**Open**.

- Select
**Advanced View**. - Type
**less than or Equal to**Â in the**Search for**box. - Click
**Select**. - Click on
**Copy**to save the symbol to your clipboard.

- Return to Excel and select the cell you need to input the sign in and place the cursor on the designated position.
- Press
**Ctrl + V**to paste the symbol into the cell.

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