Computing figures have now become a part and parcel of our life be it for jobs or to maintain your very own budget or to calculate greater mathematical equations. We shall therefore be focusing on that ‘Greater Than or Equal to Symbol’ which isn’t available on your keyboard but mathematics surely demands its presence to make problem-solving easier. Since we mostly use Excel for real calculations, we might use the Word document for simple data entry. Thus, let us first learn how to type the greater than or equal to symbol on Word through a step-by-step approach.

**How to type greater than or equal to symbol?**

**Learning to type in Microsoft Word**

**Using Alt shortcut key**

**Step 1:**

Open the empty Word Document.

**Step 2:**

Look for the Alt key on your keyboard. The X letter is right above the key as seen in the picture.

**Step 3:**

The Alt Code to get the symbol is 2265. So, type 2265 on that empty word document.

**Step 4:**

After writing the code, press Alt+X at the same time to immediately change the number into the greater than or equal to symbol. Voila! P.S. The cursor must not move away from the code when pressing the Alt key and X letter.

**Using the ‘Symbols’ option**

**Step 1:**

Open the empty Word Document.

**Step 2:**

Tap on the Insert tab on the extreme left corner, right next to the Home tab on the Word Document.

**Step 3:**

Look for the Symbols option to the extreme right of the Insert Tab.

**Step 4:**

Tap the ‘More Symbols’ option appearing in that dialogue box to have access to other mathematical symbols. However, if your laptop doesn’t have the subsets manually set to mathematical operators then you could proceed to do the same by clicking** **on Subset in the left of the Symbol Dialogue Box and selecting Mathematical Operators from the choices provided.

**Step 5:**

Select your respective symbol and click Insert to have it on your empty Word Document.

**Learning to type in Windows PC**

Moving to a shortcut key for greater than or the equal to symbol for Windows PC. A point to be highlighted is, that the Alt shortcut code for the symbol is different for windows which means, one can’t possibly apply the same shortcut as Word here. This means that other Windows applications like Notepad accept this code. Let us experiment through a step-by-step approach, how this symbol can be typed in Notepad.

**Step 1:**

Open the empty Notepad document.

**Step 2:**

Look for the numeric keypad on your keyboard to the extreme right.

**Step 3:**

The Alt shortcut code to getting the symbol for windows applications is 242. However, you must type 242 only from the numeric keypad to the extreme right. You can’t use the numbers above the alphabets on your keyboard for this process.

**Step 4:**

All you have to do is, press the Alt key while typing 242 from the numeric keypad and release it to get the symbol.

**Learning to type in PowerPoint**

Moving to insertion of the same symbol in a PowerPoint presentation**.** Again, a point to be noted is that the shortcut code for Word that is 2265 doesn’t work with PowerPoint either which did seem shocking to me in the first place. So the only way to get that symbol is to redo the second alternative suggested for Word. Let me discuss that anyway, through a step-by-step approach.

**Step 1:**

Open the PowerPoint Presentation.

**Step 2:**

Locate the Insert tab to the extreme left of the presentation right next to the Home tab.

**Step 3:**

Look for the Symbols option to the extreme right of the Insert tab.

**Step 4:**

Tap the Symbols option to open up a dialogue box full of varied choices and select any one symbol as per your requirement. As stated earlier, make sure that the Subset option is set to Mathematical operators to get symbols of that subject.

**Step 5:**

Tap Insert and Close to get the symbol on that empty PowerPoint presentation.

**Learning to type in Excel**

When it comes to Excel, however, there is a separate formula for calculating Greater than or equal to of values. The symbol doesn’t appear there because Excel does the ‘Greater Than or Equal To’ calculation for you. It shows two possibilities after having jotted the formula to calculate the greater than or equal to for the values: either True or False. True means that the first value is greater than or equal to the second value; False meaning that the first value is smaller than the second value. Let us understand this through a step by step approach yet again:

**Step 1:**

Open the Excel spreadsheet.

**Step 2:**

Type any two distinct values in those empty columns.

**Step 3:**

In the third column, that is column C, type the following formula: =A1>=B1. However, a point to be noted is that this formula changes according to the location of your values. For instance, if these same values are in columns E and F and you wish to get the results in column G, then the formula would be =E3>=F3. It also changes according to the row numbers that are in the extreme left: 1,2,3 etc.

**Step 4:**

Press Enter and release to get the calculation from Excel. Here, it’s True that 256 is greater than or equal to 234. This was a simple and obvious manner of determining the same. You could also use Names of People or Weekdays to get other calculations with the same True or False results at the end to help you determine.

With this, we have covered all the major platforms requiring the Greater than or Equal to symbol. Hoping these instructions would help! So, begin calculating fearlessly and commence using the ‘Greater than or Equal to’ symbol today!

Happy Calculating!