While writing an equation or comparing numbers in Excel, we need to insert different types of symbols. Among all the symbols, less than or equal to a symbol is one of them. In this article, I will show you 5 quick methods to insert the less than or equal to symbol in Excel.

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## How to Insert ‘Less Than or Equal to’ Symbol in Excel: 5 Methods

In the following picture, *Sara* got *A+* in her *Biology*. But her mark is unknown. But it is certain that her mark is more than equal to *80*. I will represent this information with the ‘*less than or equal to’* on the right side of her mark *80*.

### 1. Symbol Command to Insert ‘Less Than or Equal to’

Excel has a huge collection of symbols under the **Symbol **command. I will use this command to insert the ‘less than or equal to’ sign.

❶ At first, select cell **C7 **and then go to **Insert **➤ **Symbols ➤ **click on **Symbol.**

❷ Select **Mathematical Operators **in the **Subset **box.

❸ Now click on the ‘less than or equal to’ sign.

❹ Then click **Insert**.

The sign will be attached to the selected cell.

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### 2. Insert Less Than or Equal to Symbol Using Keyboard Shortcut

There is a numerical code against each of the symbols in Excel. The numerical code for the ‘less than or equal to’ sign is **243**.

To insert the symbol using the keyboard shortcut,

❶ Select a cell first.

❷ Then press and hold the **ALT **key.

❸ After that, type **243 **using your keyboard.

❹ Now release the **ALT **key.

You will see that the symbol has already been inserted into your selected cell.

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### 3. Using Equation to Insert ‘Less Than or Equal to’ Symbol

Here, I will show how to insert the ‘less than or equal to’ symbol in Excel using the **Equation **command.

❶ Select cell **C7**.

❷ Go to **Insert **➤ **Symbols **➤ **Equation**.

❸ Under the **Equation **tab find the ‘less than or equal to’ symbol.

❹ Double-click on it.

The symbol will be inserted in a separate moveable share.

❺ Drag the symbol into cell **C7 **after the number **80**.

So, this is how we can separately insert the symbol into a cell in Excel.

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### 4. Applying Ink Equation to Insert Less Than or Equal to Symbol

The **Ink Equation** allows us to draw a symbol in Excel. Then it automatically recognizes the symbol that we drag. After that, it suggests the original symbol.

❶ Go to **Insert **➤ **Symbols **➤ **Equation**.

❷ With the **Equation **tab, go to **Tool **group ➤ **Ink Equation**.

❸ **Math Input Control **dialog box appears. Drag the ‘less than or equal to’ sign in the dialog box.

Excel will suggest you the original symbol.

❹ Just hit Insert to insert the symbol into your Excel sheet.

After inserting the symbol, you will find it in a moveable rectangular shape.

❺ Drag the symbol right after **80 **in cell **C7**.

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### 5. Insert Less Than or Equal to Symbol Using Character Map

Finally, you can use the **Character Map** feature to insert the ‘less than or equal to’ symbol in Excel.

❶ Go to the **Window Search Box**.

❷ Then type **Chapter Map**.

❸ The **Character Map **will appear. Click on **Open**.

❹ The **Character Map **dialog box appears. Select **Advanced View**.

❺ Type **‘less than or Equal to’** in the **Search for **box.

❻ Then click **Select**.

❼ After that click on **Copy **to copy the symbol in the clipboard.

❽ Come back to cell **C7 **and put the cursor right after the number **80**.

❾ Now press **CTRL + V** to paste the symbol into the cell.

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## Conclusion

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