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# Less than and Less than or equal to

## Definition of Less than and Less than or equal to

'Less than' (<) and="" 'less="" than="" or="" equal="" to'="" (≤)="" are="" the="" inequality="" symbols="" that="" are="" used="" to="" compare="" two="" numbers.="">

### More About Less than and Less than or equal to

• The notation 'x < y'="" means="" that="" 'x="" is="" less="" than="">
• The notation 'x ≤ y' means that 'x is less than or equal to y'.
• The symbol '<' describes="" whether="" the="" expression="" on="" the="" left="" is="" less="" than="" the="" expression="" on="" the="" right="">
• The symbol '≤' describes whether the expression on the left is less than the expression on the right or equal to the expression on the right

### Example of Less than and Less than or equal to

• 7 < 12="" means="" that="" 7="" is="" les="" than="" 12="" .="">
• 15 ≤ 33 means that 15 is less than or equal to 33.
• a < 6="" means="" that="" a="" can="" equal="" any="" real="" number="" less="" than="">
• a ≤ 6 means that a is equal to any real number less than 6 as well as the number 6.

A. 7 > 8
B. 7 <>
C. 7 ≤8
D. 12 ≥ 9