Sometimes we need to insert many **symbols** in Excel for different purposes. Greater than or equal to symbol is one of them that we use frequently for mathematical operations. So, today Iâ€™ll show the best 5 methods to insert greater than or equal to symbol in Excel with sharp steps and clear images.

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**5 Ways to Insert â€˜Greater Than or Equal toâ€™ Symbol in Excel**

To explore the methods, weâ€™ll use the following dataset that represents a studentâ€™s obtained grade and marks range. Her score is actually greater than or equal to 90 so weâ€™ll have to insert a greater than or equal to symbol before 90.

**1. Symbol Command to Insert â€˜Greater Than or Equal toâ€™**

In our very first method, weâ€™ll insert the greater than or equal to symbol by using the **Symbol command **from the **Insert ribbon**.

**Steps:**

- First, place the cursor before 90.
- Next, click as follows:
**Insert > Symbols > Symbol**.

Soon after, a dialog box named **â€˜Symbolâ€™ **will open up.

- Select
**Mathematical Operators**from the**Subset**dropdown box. - Later, scroll down and select the greater than or equal to symbol from the appeared
**symbols**. - Finally, just press
**Insert**.

Now see, the greater than or equal to symbol is inserted successfully.

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**2. Insert â€˜Greater Than or Equal toâ€™ Symbol ****Using 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 **otherwise it wonâ€™t work.

**Steps:**

- Keep the cursor before 90.
- Then press and hold the
**ALT**key and then type**242**from the**numeric keys**.

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

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**3. Using Equation to Insert â€˜Greater Than or Equal toâ€™ Symbol**

Excel equation command can be used in this regard too because thereâ€™s a **Symbols **feature in it. We can insert it as an equation.

**Steps:**

A box for typing equations will open up and you will get an **Equation ribbon** in the ribbon bar.

- At this moment, click the greater than or equal to symbol from the
**Symbols section**of the**Equation ribbon**.

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

- Finally, just drag and place the equation box before 90.

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

Excel has an amazing equation feature to write an equation named- â€˜**Ink Equation**â€™, where you will just draw your equation using the mouse and Excel will create the corresponding equation. So if we draw the greater than or equal to sign using our mouse, weâ€™ll easily get the symbol.

**Steps:**

- Follow the
**first step from the 3rd method**to activate the**Equation ribbon**. - Then click
**Ink Equation**.

After a while, a dialog box named- **Math Input Control** will appear.

- Now draw the greater than or equal to sign in the yellow-colored area. Excel will detect the symbol soon.
- After getting detected, just press
**Insert**.

Hereâ€™s our symbol in the Equation box.

- Lastly, just place the equation box before 90.

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

In this method, weâ€™ll take the help of a feature that is not an Excel feature. Windows has an app- **Character Map**, from there we can find and copy a symbol and then can paste it to Microsoft Word or Excel.

**Steps:**

- In your windows search box, type character map.
- Then select the app from the search result.

- Click on
**Advanced view**. - Then write â€˜
**greater than or equal to**â€™ in the**Search for box**and press**Search**.

It will then show the search result.

- Next, press
**Select**.

- After that, just press
**Copy**.

- Finally, just paste it before 90.

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**Conclusion**

I hope the procedures described above will be good enough to insert greater than or equal to symbol in Excel. Feel free to ask any question in the comment section and please give me feedback. Visit **ExcelDemy **to explore more.

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