# What Is the Less Than Sign?

The less than sign is the symbol that is pointing to the left. If you think of the less than sign as the top of an arrow, and the mouth of the arrow is always eating the larger number, you will always get the correct answer.
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The less than symbol is used to show that a number or an expression is less than another. The closed end of the bracket always points to the smaller value, reading left to right.
If you had an inequality 4 < 6, it would be read as "Four is less than six".
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 The less than sign is either < or >. It can go either way. For example, 34 > 30. That shows that 30 is less that 34, because the sign opens towards 34. http://answers.ask.com/Science/Mathematics/what_is...
 The less than sign I believe that you are talking about is the minus/subtraction sign? The addition sign, + is the opposite of the subtraction sign : http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_opposite_of_...
 The relational operators (=, >, <, and similar symbols) are available in two places. If you are trying to draw an inequality graph Press the Graph Menu, Press F3:Type Press http://www.fixya.com/support/t13478609-less_sign
 A less than sign looks like this; " ! http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-mathema...
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