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. Today I’ll show the best 5 methods to insert greater than or equal to symbol in Excel with sharp steps and clear images.
How to Insert ‘Greater Than or Equal to’ Symbol in Excel: 5 Quick Methods
To explore the methods, we’ll use the following dataset that represents a student’s obtained grade and marks range. Her score is actually greater than or equal to 90. We’ll have to insert a greater than or equal to symbol before 90.
1. Symbol Command to Insert ‘Greater Than or Equal to’
In our very first method, we’ll insert the greater than or equal to symbol by using the Symbol command from the Insert ribbon.
- Place the cursor before 90.
- Click as follows: Insert > Symbols > Symbol.
Soon after, 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 appeared symbols.
- Finally, just press Insert.
Now see, the greater than or equal to symbol is inserted successfully.
2. Insert ‘Greater Than or Equal to’ 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. It’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 won’t work.
- Keep the cursor before 90.
- 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.
3. Using Equation to Insert ‘Greater Than or Equal to’ Symbol
Excel equation command can be used in this regard. Because there’s a Symbols feature in it. We can insert it as an equation.
A box for typing equations will open up and you will get the Equation tab in the ribbon bar.
- At this moment, click 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.
- Finally, just drag and place the equation box before 90.
4. Applying Ink Equation to Insert ‘Greater Than or Equal to’ Symbol
Excel has an amazing equation feature to write an equation named- Ink Equation. Here you will just draw your equation using the mouse and Excel will create the corresponding equation. So we can draw the greater than or equal sign using our mouse, and we’ll easily get the symbol.
- 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 sign in the yellow-colored area. Excel will detect the symbol soon.
- After getting detected, just press Insert.
Here’s our symbol in the Equation box.
- Lastly, just place the equation box before 90.
Read More: How to Type Math Symbols in Excel
5. Insert ‘Greater Than or Equal to’ Symbol Using Character Map
In this method, we’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 paste it to Microsoft Word or Excel.
- In your Windows search box, type character map.
- Then select the app from the search result.
- Check the Advanced view box.
- Write greater than or equal to in the Search for box and press Search.
It will then show the search results.
- Next, press Select.
- After that, just press Copy.
- Finally, just paste it before 90.
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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.