Phrase Inequality “a is more than b” a > b “a is at least b” a ≥ b “a is less than b” a < b “a is at most b;” or “a is no more than b” a ≤ b Click to see full answer. Consequently, what does more than mean in inequalities?a < b says that a is less than b. a > b says that a is greater than b. (those two are known as strict inequality) a ≤ b means that a is less than or equal to b. a ≥ b means that a is greater than or equal to b. what does the more than sign look like? The greater than symbol is >. So, 9>7 is read as ‘9 is greater than 7’. The less than symbol is <. Two other comparison symbols are ≥ (greater than or equal to) and ≤ (less than or equal to). In this way, what does ≥ mean? < Less Than and > Greater Than This symbol > means greater than, for example 4 > 2. ≤ ≥ These symbols mean ‘less than or equal to’ and ‘greater than or equal to’ and are commonly used in algebra. ≪ ≫ These symbols are less common and mean much less than, or much greater than.How do you write greater than or equal to?To type the “Greater than or equal to” symbol , first, type its Alt Code (2265), and then press Alt+X on your keyboard to convert the shortcut into a ≥ symbol.