Let’s use the following dataset that represents a studentâ€™s obtained grade and marks range to demonstrate how to insert the “greater than or equal” sign. The student’s score is actually greater than or equal to 90, so weâ€™ll have to insert a greater than or equal to symbol in the cell.

**Method 1 – Use the Symbol Command to Insert â€˜Greater Than or Equal toâ€™**

**Steps:**

- Double-click on the cell you want to modify.
- Place the cursor before 90.
- Click on
**Insert,**then on**Symbols,**and select**Symbol**. A dialog box named**Symbol**will open up.

- Select
**Mathematical Operators**from the**Subset**dropdown box. - Scroll down and select the greater than or equal to symbol from the grid.
- Press
**Insert**.

- The greater than or equal to symbol is inserted.

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**Method 2 – Insert the â€˜Greater Than or Equal toâ€™ Symbol ****Using a Keyboard Shortcut **

If you are used to working with shortcut codes then you can easily insert the greater than or equal to symbol using the shortcut- **ALT + 242**. Itâ€™s one of the fastest ways to insert a symbol. But keep in mind, that you must use numeric keys to apply shortcut codes. Without the number pad, it wonâ€™t work.

**Steps:**

- Double-click on the cell and put the cursor before 90 in the cell.
- Press and hold the
**Alt**key and then type**242**from the numeric keyboard.

- After releasing the
**Alt**key, you will get the symbol in the cell like the image below.

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**Method 3 – Using an Equation to Insert the â€˜Greater Than or Equal toâ€™ Symbol**

**Steps:**

- Click on
**Insert**, then on**Symbols**, and select**Equation**.

- A box for typing equations will open up and you will get the
**Equation**tab in the ribbon bar. - Click on the greater than or equal to the symbol from the
**Symbols**section of the**Equation**ribbon.

- The greater than or equal to symbol is now inserted in the
**Equation**box.

- Drag and place the equation box before
**90**in the cell.

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**Method 4 – Applying the Ink Equation to Insert the â€˜Greater Than or Equal toâ€™ Symbol**

**Steps:**

- Go to the
**Equation**tab. - Click on
**Ink Equation**.

- A dialog box named-
**Math Input Control**will appear. - Draw the greater than or equal sign in the yellow-colored area. Excel should detect the symbol soon in the textbox above.
- Press
**Insert**.

- Hereâ€™s our symbol in the
**Equation**box.

- Place the equation box in the cell.

**Read More:** How to Type Math Symbols in Excel

**Method 5 – Insert the â€˜Greater Than or Equal toâ€™ Symbol ****Using the Character Map**

**Steps:**

- In your
**Windows**search box, type**Character map**. - Select the app from the search results.

- Check the
**Advanced view**box. - Write
**greater than or equal to**Â in the**Search for**box and press**Search**.

- Select the sign from the search results.
- Press
**Select**.

- Press
**Copy**.

- Paste the sign (Ctrl + V) before 90.

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