# 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 :