If you intend to refer to a measurable amount, you should say “fewer **than** one percent.” If you want to refer to a very small amount, but you cannot come up with an exact number, but you know it is **less than** one percent, you should say “**less than** one percent.” < is the symbol for **less than**.

Also Know, what does the less than sign look like? The first thing you have to remember **is** that **less than** **symbol looks like** the letter L (**less than** **symbol is** <). When you see this **sign**, remember that < **looks like** L and means **less than**. The greater **than** **symbol is** >. Thats it!

Moreover, how do you use the greater than sign?

To understand which **symbol** to write when comparing two values, think of the hungry alligator. The alligators mouth always opens towards the **larger** value so that it can eat as much as possible. If the mouth opens to the left (>), such as 5 > 4, we read the statement as a **greater than**.

What does ≥ mean?

< Less Than and > Greater Than This symbol > **means** greater than, for example 4 > 2. ≤ **≥** These symbols **mean** less than or equal to and greater than or equal to and are commonly used in algebra. ≪ ≫ These symbols are less common and **mean** much less than, or much greater than.