# Approximately Symbol

The approximately symbol is used in math to indicate that two expressions are approximately equal to each other. For example, the mathematical constant e (Euler’s Number) is approximately equal to the value 2.718 as written below.

e \approx 2.718

In reality, there are many more digits needed to represent the Euler’s number, but the approximately symbol is used here to represent that the expression to the left of the symbol is approximately equal to the expression on the right of the symbol.

Symbol Format Data
Unicode
8776

TeX
\approx
SVG