Let’s use the following dataset that represents a student’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 we’ll have to insert a greater than or equal to symbol in the cell.

**Method 1 – Use the Symbol Command to Insert ‘Greater Than or Equal to’**

**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 ‘Greater Than or Equal to’ 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**. 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.

**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 ‘Greater Than or Equal to’ 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 ‘Greater Than or Equal to’ 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**.

- Here’s our symbol in the
**Equation**box.

- Place the equation box in the cell.

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**Method 5 – Insert the ‘Greater Than or Equal to’ 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**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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