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How do I put a tilde directly underneath an inequality (i.e. directly beneath < or >)?

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marked as duplicate by yo', Andrew Swann, egreg, Jesse, Papiro Aug 19 '14 at 10:30

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Do you mean \lesssim and \gtrsim from mathabx package? – Christian Hupfer Aug 19 '14 at 6:46
I'm not sure what those are, but I think I mean something else – user60951 Aug 19 '14 at 6:52
How about showing a screen shot what you are meaning, instead of letting us guess around? ;-) – Christian Hupfer Aug 19 '14 at 6:53
up vote 7 down vote accepted
  The package \verb|amssymb| provides following:

  \verb|\lesssim| $\rightarrow \quad \lesssim$

  \verb|\gtrsim| $\rightarrow \quad \gtrsim$

  \verb|\lessapprox| $\rightarrow \quad \lessapprox$

  \verb|\gtrapprox| $\rightarrow \quad \gtrapprox$  

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excellent, thank you! – user60951 Aug 19 '14 at 7:21

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