After the less than symbol, the most usable symbol is less than equal. Which is denoted by the ≤ symbol and for this latex has the default \leq command.

Symbol | Less than or equal to symbol |
---|---|

Unicode/type | U+2264 / Inequality |

Package | Default |

Command | `\leq` |

Example | `a \leq b` → a ≤ b |

```
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
% You cannot directly use this symbol in text mode
\[ a \leq b \]
\[ p \leq q \]
\end{document}
```

**Output :**

a ≤ b p ≤ q

In latex, in addition to the **less than equal** symbol, there are multiple symbols to represent the **less than** and **equal** symbols together. However, you need to use **multiple packages** and **commands** to identify each symbol. For example

```
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amssymb,mathabx}
\begin{document}
\[ \leqslant \]
\[ \leqq \]
\[ \eqslantless \]
\end{document}
```

**Output :**

## Less than not equal or not less than equal symbol in LaTeX.

Less than not equal and not less than equal represent two different symbols. So, look at the output below.

```
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\begin{document}
\[ \lneq \; \lneqq \]
\[ \nleq \; \nleqq \]
\[ \nleqslant \]
\end{document}
```

**Output :**