How to Make the Infinity Symbol with the Keyboard

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How to Make the Infinity Symbol with the Keyboard
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Although computers are essentially extremely complicated math machines, it can be surprisingly difficult to type a complex equation on one. For example, due to the limited space available for special symbols on keyboards, the infinity symbol (?) is nowhere to be found. Thankfully, both Windows-based computers and Macs have a keyboard shortcut available which will allow you to type this symbol. Use this keyboard shortcut to insert the infinity symbol into math equations.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

    Windows

  1. 1

    Hold the \"Alt\" key on the keyboard. If you have a laptop with a special key that must be pressed to turn certain letters into a numeric keypad, hold this key as well.

  2. 2

    Type the digits 2, 3 and 6 on the numeric keypad.

  3. 3

    Release the \"Alt\" key. The infinity symbol will appear at the location of the cursor.

    Mac

  1. 1

    Open any application that allows text entry.

  2. 2

    Hit the \"Option\" and \"5\" keys on the keyboard simultaneously.

  3. 3

    Release both keys. The infinity symbol will appear at the location of the cursor.

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