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< = less then because the symbol looks like and L

> = greater than because it is not an L :)

Mahesh Godavarti
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I remember it as the side that is shorter points to the smaller quantity and the side that is longer points to the bigger quantity.

For example, a \lt b , the shorter side of \lt is closer to a and the longer side is closer to b . That means a is less than b .

For example, a \gt b , the shorter side of \gt is closer to b and the longer side is closer to a . That means a is greater than b .