Binary and relational operators

+ - = < >

The following commands may be used only in math mode.

`\pm`plus or minus sign`\mp`minus or plus sign`\times`times (an "x")`\div`divided by sign`\ast`an asterisk (centered)`\star`a five-point star (centered)`\bullet`a bullet`\circ`an open bullet`\cdot`a centered dot (see also,`\cdots`)`\leq`less than or equal to`\ll`much less than`\subset`is a subset of`\geq`greater than or equal to`\gg`much greater than`\equiv`equivalence symbol`\sim`similar to`\simeq`similar or equal to`\approx`approximately equal to`\neq`not equal to`\per`"perpendicular to" symbols`\propto`proportional to

Note that "greater than" and "less than" are obtained simply by
entering `>` and `<`.

A slash, indicating "not" can be placed through a symbol
(or a letter) with the `\not` command. For example, not less than is

\not<and not less than or equal to is

\not\leqIf the slash isn't properly positioned it can be moved by putting a math mode spacing command between the

Related topics:

- Arrows
- Delimiters
- Greek letters
- Miscellaneous symbols
- Variable size symbols (sums, integrals, etc.)

See also Math Formulas, Math Symbols

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Revised: Sheldon Green, 7Jul 1995.