# Less-Than or Equivalent To(≲) symbol in LaTeX

There is no default command to print the less-than or equivalent to symbol to a LaTeX document. For this you need the amssymb package, this package provides a command called \lesssim which allows you to print this symbol in the document.

Symbol/Unicode Less-Than or Equivalent To/U+2272
Type of symbol Mathematics
Package (requirement) amssymb
Argument No
Latex command \lesssim
Example \lesssim → ≲
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\begin{document}
$$a \lesssim b$$
$$x_1 \lesssim x_2$$
$$\frac{1}{a_1} \lesssim \frac{1}{a_2}$$
\end{document}

Output :