Less than(<) symbol in LaTeX

Symbol/Unicode Less than/U+003C
Type of symbol Strict inequality
Package (requirement) No
Argument No
Latex command <
Example < → <

This less than symbol most of the time used in mathematics has no default command to print in a latex document. You can easily type this symbol by pressing the Shift + < key on the keyboard.

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
   $$ 5 < 7 $$
   $$ a_1 < a_2 $$
   $$ \frac{1}{x^2} < \frac{1}{y^2} $$
\end{document}

Output :

Use less than symbol in latex.

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