The less than symbol is used to express that one expression is less than another. The symbol is also used as a boolean operator that returns true or false. The symbol is typically used in an expression like this:
In plain language, this means that the variable is less than the variable .
The less than or equal symbol is used in math to express the relationship between two quantities.
The greater than symbol is used to express that the left-hand expression is greater than the right-hand expression.
The greater than or equal to symbol is used in math to express the relationship between two math expressions.
The symbol < represents the logic expression that the left side is less than the right side.