# Greater than or equal (>=)

Learn how to use the Boolean greater than or equal (>=) operator in Notion formulas.

The greater than or equal (`>=`) operator returns true if its left operand is greater than or equal to its right operand. It accepts numeric, string, date, and Boolean operands.

``````number >= number
string >= string
Boolean >= Boolean
date >= date
```Code language: JavaScript (javascript)```
``````2 >= 1 /* Output: true */

42 >= 42 /* Output: true */

"b" >= "a" /* Output: true */

/* Boolean values equate to 1 (true) and 0 (false). */
true >= false /* Output: true */

true >= true /* Output: true */

/* For dates, "less than" equates to "before". */
now() >= now() /* Output: true */
```Code language: JavaScript (javascript)```

Good to know: When comparing dates, “greater” = “later”.

Good to know: The greater than pr equal (`>=`) operator cannot be chained in a Notion formula. A formula like `3 >= 2 >= 1` won’t work. Use the and operator to get around this – e.g. 3` `>=` 2 and 2 >= 1`.

This example database records the powerlifting totals for a few lifters and compares them against the USPA standards for different lifting levels. The Level formula outputs the lifter’s current level.

``````// Compressed
prop("Name") + "'s Level is " + ((prop("Total") >= 1642) ? "Elite" : ((prop("Total") >= 1508) ? "Master" : ((prop("Total") >= 1355) ? "Class I" : ((prop("Total") >= 1191) ? "Class II" : ((prop("Total") >= 1041) ? "Class III" : ((prop("Total") >= 903) ? "Class IV" : "Novice"))))))

// Expanded
prop("Name") + "'s Level is " + (
(prop("Total") >= 1642) ? "Elite" :
((prop("Total") >= 1508) ? "Master" :
((prop("Total") >= 1355) ? "Class I" :
((prop("Total") >= 1191) ? "Class II" :
((prop("Total") >= 1041) ? "Class III" :
((prop("Total") >= 903) ? "Class IV" : "Novice")
)))))
```Code language: JavaScript (javascript)```

This formula uses a series of nested if-then statements (using the conditional operators `?` and `:`) to check the numeric value in the Total property against the minimum requirements for USPA powerlifting levels (specifically, those for the raw 220 weight class).